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Two Popes Theodoros II of Alexandria?
« on: November 08, 2013, 08:54:58 PM »
Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of all Africa, the Primate of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria
Pope Theodoros II of Alexandria, the current Coptic Pope of Alexandria
A list of Coptic Orthodox Popes of Alexandria
Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, the leader of the Chalcedonian Greek Orthodox Church of Alexandria
Pope and Patriarch Theodore II of Alexandria, the current Greek Orthodox Pope of Alexandria.
A list of Greek Orthodox Popes and Patriarchs of Alexandria


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_(disambiguation)#Religious_offices

Alexandria has two Popes with the same nickname, it must be confusing...

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Re: Two Popes Theodoros II of Alexandria?
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2013, 11:09:32 PM »
Not really. The two aren't exactly brothers. Here's the Greek patriarch:



Here's the Coptic patriarch:


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Re: Two Popes Theodoros II of Alexandria?
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2013, 12:12:44 AM »
Not really. The two aren't exactly brothers. Here's the Greek patriarch:



Here's the Coptic patriarch:



I know this. But to an outside observer, that would be confusing.

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Re: Two Popes Theodoros II of Alexandria?
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2013, 12:31:03 AM »
I know this. But to an outside observer, that would be confusing.

Chances are an outsider would only know of the Coptic Pope and not the Greek, if they knew about either of them to begin with.

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Re: Two Popes Theodoros II of Alexandria?
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2013, 07:30:37 PM »
yes, there are 2!
and they get on very well!
and we love them both
 :)

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Re: Two Popes Theodoros II of Alexandria?
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2013, 07:32:52 PM »
The Coptic Pope is usually referred to as Pope Tawadros, so that makes it slightly less confusing.
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Re: Two Popes Theodoros II of Alexandria?
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2013, 10:28:14 AM »
yes, there are 2!
and they get on very well!
and we love them both
 :)

Indeed! :-)
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