Pope Mina I, departed on the year 492 of the martyrs (776 A.D.). He was the 40th patriarch of Alexandria. This Holy Father was born in the city of Samanoud and was raised with a Christian upbringing.
When he was older, he became a monk in the monastery of St. Macarius. He was known as Mina. After the departure of Pope Khail (Michael) I, the bishops and the people convened and they unanimously agreed to enthrone the monk Mina for his many virtues and knowledge.
After his enthronement, Pope Mina I dedicated time to guiding and visiting his people. He also built and renovated ruined churches. A severe hardship befell the Pope when one of the monks greatly desired to receive the bishopric ranks. The Pope faced many pressures because of this issue but he endured with patience and courage.
The Pope departed in peace and was buried in St. Mark’s church in Alexandria. He sat on the apostolic throne for 8 years and 10 months.
Ruler: Abu Gaafar Al-Mansour (754–775), Abd Allah Al-Mahdi (775–785)