Pope Michael III of Alexandria
Michael III of Alexandria
|56th Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark|
|Papacy began||25 April 880|
|Papacy ended||16 March 907|
|Died||16 March 907|
|Buried||Monastery of Saint Macarius the Great|
|Denomination||Coptic Orthodox Christian|
|Residence||Saint Mark's Church|
|Feast day||16 March (20 Baramhat in the Coptic Calendar)|
Pope Michael III of Alexandria (also known as Khail III) was the Coptic Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark (880–907).
In 882, the governor of Egypt, Ahmad ibn Tulun, forced Khail to pay heavy contributions, forcing him to sell a church and some attached properties to the local Jewish community. This building was at one time believed to have later become the site of the Cairo Geniza.
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