John XIX of Alexandria
|Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark|
|Papacy began||16 December 1928|
|Papacy ended||21 June 1942|
Dair Tasa, Asyut, Egypt
|Died||21 June 1942 (aged 86-87)|
|Buried||Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral (Azbakeya)|
|Denomination||Coptic Orthodox Christian|
|Residence||Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral (Azbakeya)|
Pope John XIX of Alexandria (Abba Youannis XIX), 113th Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark.
Before becoming a Pope, John XIX was the Metropolitan of Al Beheira in Egypt; he is the first ever Bishop/Metropolitan of an Eparchy to become a Pope in the history of the Coptic Orthodox Church; before him the tradition was to nominate a Monk to the Papal position 
Some argue that the choice of Bishop as Pope (and Bishop) of the City of Alexandria is not canonical (against Canon 15 of Nicea and other Church councils/canons). This issue has caused an ongoing dispute since 1928 in the Coptic Orthodox Church.