Peter IV of Alexandria

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Peter IV of Alexandria was the Patriarch and Pope of the Church of Alexandria from 642 to 651. Little is known of his life. Peter came to the patriarchal throne as the Muslim Arabs took control of Egypt and forced out the army of the Eastern Roman emperor that supported the Chalcedonian church in Alexandria. Peter left Alexandria and sought refuge in Constantinople.

In Constantinople he attended the Sixth Ecumenical Council for which he signed the council's records. Peter's departure from Alexandria initiated a period in Alexandria referred to as the Coadjutoration of the Patriarchal Throne, generally during which those bishops, as coadjutors, of the Church of Alexandria remained resident in Constantinople. This period lasted until Patriarch Cosmas I was enthroned in 727.

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Peter IV of Alexandria
Preceded by:
Patriarch of Alexandria
Succeeded by:
Cosmas I
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