Anba Abakir, father Abakir, is the Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Sweden. He resides in St. Mina Church in Södertälje.

Anba Abakir was born in Cairo, on May 4, 1962, and was named Nadi Samir Gobran. He became a monk at St. Bishoi Monatsery in Wadi Alnatrun in Egypt and was named Abona Abakir Alanba Bishoi. He was appointed to go to Abu Dhabi to take care of Coptic Church there. In 2004 pope Shenouda III of Alexandria chose father Abakir as a general bishop. In 2009 pope Shenouda III of Alexandria elected Anba Abakir as the Bishop of Scandinavia.


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