Source: Coptic Church
Fr. Mikhail was born Mikhail Ibrahim Youssef on April 20, 1899. He was born in the village of Kafr Abdu, Quisna situated north of Cairo. He was one of five sons. His parents taught them the life of prayer, prostrations, and humility.
Fr. Girgis, the priest of the church in Kafr Abdou, influenced young Mikhail and his brothers. In 1908, Mikhail started attending the Coptic School in Quisna and completed his secondary education at the Greater Coptic School in Cairo. After High School, he was hired by the ministry of the interior as a police ...