Pope Dioscorus II of Alexandria


Dioscorus II of Alexandria
Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark
Papacy began 516
Papacy ended 27 October 517
Predecessor John II
Successor Timothy III
Personal details
Born Egypt
Died 27 October 517

Buried Saint Mark's Church
Nationality Egyptian
Denomination Coptic Orthodox Christian
Residence Saint Mark's Church
Feast day 27 October (17 Babah in the Coptic Calendar)

Pope Dioscorus II of Alexandria, 31st Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark. He was chosen Patriarch after the departure of his predecessor, St. John. His first work after his enthronement to the See of St. Mark was writing an epistle to Pope Severus, Patriarch of Antioch concerning the Holy Trinity and the Incarnation. Pope Dioscorus had Severus's reply read from the pulpit.

References [ edit ]

  • "Dioscorus II the Younger (516–517)". Official web site of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa. Retrieved 2011-02-07.
  • "البابا ديسقوروس الثاني" [Pope Dioscorus II] (in Arabic). Official website of St. Takla Haymanot's Church. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
  • St. Dioscorus II, 31st Pope of Alexandria
Religious titles
Preceded by

John II (III)
Coptic Pope

Succeeded by

Timothy III (IV)
Patriarch of Alexandria


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