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Cardinal Stéphanos I Sidarouss
Birth: Feb. 22, 1904
Al Qahirah, Egypt
Death: Aug. 23, 1987
Al Qahirah, Egypt

Coptic Patriarch of Alexandria. Cairo born Stéphanos I Sidarouss studied law and political science in Paris before joining the Congregation of the Mission, more commonly known as that of the Lazarist Fathers, being ordained priest at thirty five years of age on July 22, 1939. Appointed to the teaching staff of the seminary of Evreux and the scholasticates of Dax and Montmagny, he later served as director of the Ecclesiastical Institute of Catholic Copts in Tantah, Egypt, from 1946 until 1947. Pope Pius XII elected him as auxiliary for the Coptic Patriarchate of Alexandria, receiving his episcopal consecration with the titular see of Sais on January 25, 1948 in Alexandria, from Marco II Khouzam, Patriarch of Alexandria of the Copts. Following the latter's demise, Sidarouss was elected as his successor as Patriarch of Alexandria of Copts on May 10, 1958. Participating in the Second Vatican Council, he was created cardinal patriarch in the consistory of February 22, 1965, by Pope Paul VI. Retiring from office at eighty two years of age on May 24, 1986, Sidarouss died shortly afterwards in his native Cairo, of illness, on Sunday, August 23, 1987. (bio by: Eman Bonnici) 
Notre Dame d'Egypte Cathedral
Madinat an Nasr
Al Qahirah, Egypt
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Record added: Feb 19, 2009
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Cardinal Stéphanos I Sidarouss
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