Zoilus of Alexandria

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Zoilus of Alexandria was the Patriarch and Pope of the Church of Alexandria from 541 to 551. He was a Chalcedonian Christian.

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Life

Little is known of the life of Zoilus. He was apparently a monk who was part of a group that included Ephraim of Antioch and Abraham Bar Khili who were assigned to investigate some action of Patr. Paul of Alexandria involving murder. Patr. Paul was driven from the see of Alexandria and Zoilus was enthroned as his successor. [1]

As it was a time of great controversy in the Church of Alexandria, Acacius Bar Eshkhofo of Amida, a tribune of the Romans, was tasked to protect Zoilus from the hostile population of Alexandria.

Reference

  1. Chronicle of Zachariah Rhetor, Bishop of Mytilene. (1899), Book 10, Chapter 1, page 300
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Zoilus of Alexandria
Preceded by:
Paul
Patriarch of Alexandria
541-551
Succeeded by:
Apollinarios
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