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Cyril VI (Atta) of Alexandria

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I added the early life part
Pope Cyril VI was born in Damanhour, Egypt, into a Christian family. One day his family invited an elderly saintly monk, with a loving parents that instilled in their children the love of God and the future pope slept in his lap (when he was a toddler)saints. The mother apologized Their house always invited blessed monks to come and tried to take away, but that monk said, "Let him be, he will be of our sharestay with them."
====Early Years====
One of the monks who often visited them was Father Tadros El-Baramousi (the monastery of St Moses the Black in Natroon Valley), who had weak eyes due to his advanced age. He travelled around the country collecting tithes for the Baramous Monastery. Azer, though not yet four years old, found comfort in the old man's company and enjoyed looking at his beard. One night Azer fell asleep on the monk's lap. His mother apologized, rushing to carry the boy. The elderly monk stopped her by saying, "Let him sleep here, because he is of our; he is one of us."
The day before The Holy Lent, some Coptic families serve a large variety of rich foods called رفاع (pronounced rifaa' which literally means 'lifting up' of animal products, before fasting, that is). Azer protested against the lavishly set dining room table. He said, "Why should we have an overabundance of food, while others have only plain bread?" Azer suggested to his mom to give the food to a poor Muslim neighbor family who had no income.
Due to Azer's love for the bible, Azer was able to memorize the gospel of John when he was still in grade school.
After Azer finished high school, he joined a shipping company. One day Azer was in charge of handling the customs clearance of the belongings of an important English captain returning to England. That captain misplaced a wallet with a huge sum of money and documents of critical importance. Azer found it
and returned it. He refused a hundred sterling pound reward, a huge fortune at that time.
Azer's love for God was very evident in his behavior at this stage of his life. He spent all his spare time in the church attending liturgies and prayers. Every evening he stayed in his room praying or reading the Bible. He didn't allow any of his family members to enter his room or know its contents because he considered this a practice for living alone in a monastery cell.
One day Azer's boss received Azer's resignation and called his brother to inquire what all that was about. That evening Azer disclosed his desire to be a monk.
====Later Life====
He resigned a civil service position to become a [[monk]] in July 1927. He passed his probationary period and, on [[February 24]], 1928, took his [[monastic]] vows and assumed the name Fr. Mina El-Baramosy. The spiritual mentor of Fr. Mina El-Baramosy the recluse was St. [[Isaac of Syria]], Bishop of Ninevah and 7th century [[ascetic]]. Fr. Mina was very much influenced by St. Isaac's writings and wrote extensively about them.

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