Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, Cairo, is the largest cathedral of any denomination in Africa and the Middle East.

The Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria is the official name for the largest Christian church in Egypt. The Church belongs to the Oriental Orthodox family of churches, since the Council of Chalcedon in AD 451. This church was established by Saint Mark the apostle and evangelist in the 1st century. The head of the church is the Pope of Alexandria.

The following is a partial list of Coptic Orthodox Churches in Egypt; the count stands at 2,000 churches:[1]

Diocese of Alexandria

Dioceses of Beheira, Damietta, Dakahlia, Gharbia, Monufia, Qalyubia and Sharqia

Diocese of Coptic Cairo

Dioceses of Cairo and Giza

Diocese of Fayyum

Diocese of South Sinai

Diocese of Minya and al- Ashmunein

Diocese of Asyut

Diocese of Sohag

Diocese of Qena

Diocese of Luxor


See also


  1. ^ "الابرشيات القبطية الارثوذكسية في مصر 2022 Coptic Orthodox Dioceses in Egypt". Retrieved 2023-04-25.
  2. ^ "موقع كنيسة السيدة العذراء - الفجالة ..... يرحب بكم". Retrieved 2021-10-20.