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Pope Matthew III of Alexandria was the 100th Coptic Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark (1631 – 1645). His papacey was during the time when Egypt was part of the Ottoman Empire , which lasted from(1517-1922). Egypt in that time was ruled by consecetive short term (2-3years each) representatives of the Sultan and the church was under a lot of pressure from the rulers.

The seat of the Pope during his papacey remained in the Church of the Virigin Mary (Haret Zuweila) in Cairo.

Preceded by
John XV
Coptic Pope
1631—1645
Succeeded by
Mark VI


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