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Pope Gabriel II of Alexandria was the Coptic Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark (1131 - 1145). He is commemorated in the Coptic Synaxarion on the 10th day of Baramudah.

When the Caliph was asked by the Emperor of Ethiopia to appoint more bishops to his kingdom, Gabriel showed the Caliph that if that country had more than seven bishops, then the Ethiopian Orthodox Church would be able, by Canon law, to select their own Abuna or metropolitan, thus curtailing the influence the Patriarch, and thus the Caliph, had over Ethiopia. Thus the Emperor's request was declined.

Preceded by
Macarius II
Coptic Pope
1131–1145
Succeeded by
Michael V


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