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Patriarch of Alexandria

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The Patriarch of Alexandria is the bishop of Alexandria, Egypt. Historically, this office has held the title of Pope, and did so before it was bestowed upon the Pope of Rome. Bestowing the title on Rome's patriarch did not strip it from Alexandria's. There are currently three claimants to this title:

also known as Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark
also known as Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa

All three claimants acknowledge the same succession of church leaders up to about 460. According to church tradition, the patriarchate was founded in 42 by Saint Mark the Evangelist.zh:亞歷山大港宗主教

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