Matthew IV


Pope of Alexandria and 102nd patriarch of the See of Saint Mark (1660-1675). Matthew (Mattawus or Matta al-Miri) of Mir in was a monk of DAYR when he was selected to the patriarchate. He remained in office for fourteen years and six months. This is all the information supplied by the HISTORY OF THE PATRIARCHS in one of the darkest periods of Egyptian history.

He was a of the sultan Muhammad IV (1648-1687). During Matthew’s patriarchate was governed by a viceroy appointed from without ostensible impact on the patriarch or the Coptic church beyond the of the tax.


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