Pope Shenouda I of Alexandria

Pope

Shenouda I of Alexandria
Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark
Papacy began8 January 859
Papacy ended19 April 880
PredecessorCosmas II
SuccessorMichael III
Personal details
BornSamanoud, Egypt
Died19 April 880
BuriedSaint Mark's Church
NationalityEgyptian
DenominationCoptic Orthodox Christian
ResidenceSaint Mark's Church

Pope Shenouda I of Alexandria was the 55th Coptic Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark (859–880). He is commemorated in the Coptic Synaxarion on the 1st day of Baramudah.

As a result of the attacks by the Berbers and the Bedouins, Pope Shenouda I built walls around the monasteries of the Nitrian Desert. Their height varies between ten and eleven meters, and their widths are about two meters. They were also covered with a thick layer of plaster.

Religious titles
Preceded by
Cosmas II
Coptic Pope
859–880
Succeeded by
Michael III