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Pope John XVII of Alexandria

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Pope John XVII of Alexandria was the Coptic Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark (1727 – 1745).

Originally from Mallawy in Elmenya in upper Egypt , joined the Monastery of Saint Paul the Anchorite as a monk and was named Abd Elsayed[1]

The Seat of the Pope during his papacy remained in the Saint Mary Church (Haret Elroum) in Cairo.

Preceded by
Peter VI
Coptic Pope
Succeeded by
Mark VII


  1. Fathers and saints of Coptic church in Arabic

ar:يوأنس السابع عشر (بابا الإسكندرية)

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