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The Church of Alexandria
Alexandria
in Egypt
Egypt
is the Christian Church
Christian Church
headed by the Patriarch of Alexandria. It is one of the original Apostolic Sees of Christianity, alongside Rome, Antioch, Constantinople
Constantinople
and Jerusalem. Tradition holds that the Church of Alexandria
Alexandria
was founded by Saint Mark the Evangelist[1] in approximately 42 AD and claims jurisdiction over all Christians on the African continent. Today, three churches claim to be direct heirs of the original Church of Alexandria:

The Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria, an Oriental Orthodox church The Eastern Orthodox Church
Eastern Orthodox Church
of Alexandria, also known as the Greek Orthodox Church of Alexandria, part of the wider Eastern Orthodox Church The Coptic Catholic Church, one of 22 Eastern Catholic churches who are in full communion with the Catholic Church
Catholic Church
led by the Pope, the Bishop of Rome

Formerly, also the Latin Patriarchate of Alexandria
Alexandria
did so. References[edit]

^ Catholic Encyclopedia, "Church of Alexandria", accessed 11-17-2015

External links[edit]

Wikisource
Wikisource
has the text of the 1913 Catholic Encyclopedia
Catholic Encyclopedia
article The Church of Alexandria.

The Catholic Encyclopedia
Catholic Encyclopedia
Online: The Church of Alexandria

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Pentarchy

   

Pope
Pope
of Rome (1st century*)

Patriarch of Alexandria (1st century*)

Patriarch of Antioch (1st century*)

Patriarch of Constantinople (4th century)

Patriarch of Jerusalem (5th century*)

(* =Apostolic sees) Christianity
Christianity
portal Eastern Christianity
Christianity
portal Oriental Orthodoxy
Oriental Orthodoxy
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