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Pope Cyril II of Alexandria was the Coptic Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark (1078 - 1092).

Patriarch Cyril attempted to ordain a properly consecrated bishop to be the new Abuna of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, but Badr al-Jamali, the Vizir of Caliph Al-Mustansir, forced him to ordain instead Abba Sawiros. Although at first warmly welcomed when he reached Ethiopia, the Caliph's candidate began to openly favor Islam in that Christian country by building seven mosques, ostenisvely for the use of Mulsim traders. This led to a general uproar in Ethiopia. Abuna Sawiros justified his acts by saying a refusal to build these mosques would result in a persecution in Egypt; nevertheless, the Abuna was imprisoned, the seven mosques destroyed, and restrictions placed on the Muslim traders. Reciprocal acts followed in Egypt, and a rupture in the relations between the two countries.[1]

The Seat of the Coptic Orthodox Pope of Alexandria was in The Hanging Church during Pope Cyril II papacey.

Notes

  1. J. Spencer Trimingham, Islam in Ethiopia (Oxford: Geoffrey Cumberlege for the University Press, 1952), pp. 65f.
Preceded by
Christodolos
Coptic Pope
1078–1092
Succeeded by
Michael IV


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