How to Address the Coptic Pope

 Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria

—-Envelope or address block on letter or email:
—-—-His Holiness
—-—-Pope (name and number)
—-—-Pope of Alexandria
—-—-Patriarch of the See of St. Mark

—-Letter salutation:
—-—-Your Holiness:

—-—-Your Holiness


Robert Hickey author of “Honor & Respect”

How to Address a Pope If You Are Hindu?

What is the appropriate form of address for the Pope of Alexandria for a Hindu to use?
—-—-—-– RO

Dear RO,
Use the forms of address shown above.  Using the same forms of address that are used by Coptic Christians when addressing their Pope shows respect their culture.

Use the complimentary close Very Respectfully for your letter. It is a standard closing for correspondence to high officials.

– Robert Hickey

How to Address the Coptic Pope

Below: Pope Tawadros II, the leader of the Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Church in 2020.


Robert Hickey author of “Honor & Respect”

When Should You Use the Forms on this Page?

You can use these forms of address for any mode of communication: addressing a letter, invitation, card or Email. (If there are differences between the official and social forms of address, I will have mentioned the different forms.)  The form noted in the salutation is the same form you say when you say their name in conversation or when you greet them.
___What I don’t cover on this site are many things I do cover in my book: all the rules of forms of address, about names, international titles, precedence, complimentary closes, details on invitations, place cards, all sorts of introductions, etc. I hope you’ll get a copy of the book if you’d like the further detail.

Not Finding Your Answer?

—-#1)  At right on desktops, at the bottom of every page on tablets and phones, is a list of all the offices, officials & topics covered on the site.

—-#2)  If you don’t see the official you seek included or your question answered send me an e-mail. I am pretty fast at sending a reply: usually the next day or so (unless I am traveling.)  Note: I don’t have mailing or Email addresses for any of the officials and I don’t keep track of offices that exist only in history books.

—-#3)  If I think your question is of interest to others, Sometimes I post the question  – but always change all the specifics.

— Robert Hickey 


Robert Hickey author of “Honor & Respect”