Bishop Epiphanius

Egypt executes former monk for killing Bishop Epiphanius

Sun, 09 May 2021 - 02:25 GMT

On July 1, 2020, the Court of Cassation upheld a death sentence against former monk Wael Saad (formerly known as Monk Ash’eyaa).

Egyptian court sentences monk to death, another to life for killing bishop

Wed, 01 Jul 2020 - 01:52 GMT

The Court of Cassation on Wednesday upheld a death sentence against a former monk and changed the penalty against another monk to life imprisonment, over killing Bishop Epiphanius, late head of the Saint Macarius Monastery in Wadi El-Natroun in northern E

Court sentences to death 2 former monks for killing Bishop Epiphanius

Wed, 24 Apr 2019 - 03:36 GMT

The "murderers" of late head of the Saint Macarius Monastery in Wadi El-Natroun last year faced a "premeditated murder" charge.

Court recommends death sentence to Monks accused of killing Bishop Epiphanius

Sat, 23 Feb 2019 - 09:11 GMT

Damanhur Criminal Court ruled on Saturday to refer two Coptic Christian monks to Egypt's top religious authority for consideration of the death penalty against them over killing Head of St. Macarius Monastery in Wadi El-Natroun, Bishop Epiphanius in July

New evidence presented in trial of bishop Epiphanius' murderers

Fri, 01 Feb 2019 - 09:54 GMT

Damanhour Criminal Court adjourned the trial of the monks accused of murdering Bishop Epiphanius to February 23.

Preliminary investigations rule out suicide as cause of St. Macarius’s monk’s death

Wed, 26 Sep 2018 - 02:24 GMT

A security source told Egypt Today that monk Zeinou likely died of natural causes, ruling out reported suicide as cause of the monk’s death.

UPDATE: St. Macarius’s monk Zeinoun al-Makari allegedly kills himself

Wed, 26 Sep 2018 - 11:39 GMT

Monk Zeinoun al-Makari who was recently moved from St. Macarius Monastery allegedly took his own life in Al-Muharraq Monastery in Upper Egypt’s Assiut.

Trial of monks charged with killing Bishop Epiphanius adjourned to Dec. 27

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 - 09:30 GMT

During the trial, Ash’eyaa pleaded not guilty, claiming that he was framed, al-Dostor newspaper reported.

1st trial of monks charged with killing Bishop Epiphanius Sept. 23

Mon, 03 Sep 2018 - 12:44 GMT

Bishop Epiphanius was found dead on July 29 inside the monastery and two monks, who were kept in detention pending investigation, confessed their crime.

St. Macarius’s Faltaous al-Makary hospitalized due to leg gangrene

Tue, 21 Aug 2018 - 06:04 GMT

Monk Faltaous al-Makary who is charged with murdering Bishop Epiphanius was hospitalized due to a degraded case of gangrene in the leg

Two monks charged with murdering Bishop Epiphanius

Sun, 19 Aug 2018 - 02:12 GMT

The expelled monk Ash’eyaa and Monk Faltaous al-Makary were charged with the “deliberate murder” of Bishop Epiphanius.

A letter to Pope Tawadros II on monastic reforms

Sun, 19 Aug 2018 - 10:10 GMT

The monks’ letter, which depended on a study conducted by St. Macarius Monastery, described the current monastic system in Egypt as "bitter".

Mystery of Bishop Epiphanius' Death Solved

Sun, 12 Aug 2018 - 09:18 GMT

The investigation team concluded that the murder of Bishop Epiphanius was committed by Isaiah Macarius with the help of Valtawa al-Maqari, who tried to commit suicide after Isaiah’s arrest.

Ideological struggles: Background to Bishop Epiphanius’s death

Sun, 12 Aug 2018 - 09:11 GMT

“A faithful monk, but not aware of the seriousness of the wrong theological expression,” Pope Shenouda described Father Matthew in his writings.

No link between expelled monk Ash’eyaa and Epiphanius’s murder: source

Fri, 10 Aug 2018 - 07:46 GMT

A reliable source in the prosecution office in Wadi al-Natrun denied any link between former Monk Ash’eyaa el-Makary, on Sunday, and the murder of Bishop Epiphanius

Naguib Gabriel defends expelled monk against media attacks

Wed, 08 Aug 2018 - 12:58 GMT

Chairman of the Egyptian Union for Human Rights urged media to stop discrediting Ash’eyaa by directing baseless accusations of murder at the former monk.

Social media users dispute St. Macarius Monastery

Tue, 07 Aug 2018 - 10:10 GMT

St. Macarius Monastery has enjoyed a special status for decades.

St. Macarius’s Faltaous al-Makary tries to commit suicide

Mon, 06 Aug 2018 - 11:28 GMT

Faltaous al-Makary, a monk in his mid-thirties, tried to commit suicide inside St. Macarius Monastery on Monday, according to a source in the church.

Pope Tawadros II issues new monasticism laws

Sat, 04 Aug 2018 - 03:01 GMT

The decisions follow the murder of Bishop Epiphanius.

Breaking: Pope Tawadros II suspends monasticism for a year

Thu, 02 Aug 2018 - 12:50 GMT

As a consequence of the mysterious murder ofHead of St. Macarius Monastery in Wadi El-Natrun, Bishop Epiphanius, Pope Tawadros II ordered on Thursday to stop accepting monks in all Coptic Orthodox monasteries in Egypt for a year starting from August 2.