St. Macarius Monastery
Damanhour Criminal Court adjourned the trial of the monks accused of murdering Bishop Epiphanius to February 23.
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.
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.
Monk Faltaous al-Makary who is charged with murdering Bishop Epiphanius was hospitalized due to a degraded case of gangrene in the leg
The former monk Ash’eyaa of the St. Macarius Monastery confessed Sunday that he failed two attempts to murder head of the monastery Bishop Epiphanius.
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
Bishop Epiphanius was found dead on July 29 inside his monastery.
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.
St. Macarius Monastery has enjoyed a special status for decades.
Former monk Ash’eyaa al-Makary of the St. Macarius Monastery tried to commit suicide morning, a day after the Coptic Church stripped him of his sacerdotal rank.
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.
Egyptian Attorney General, Nabil Sadek, urged South Damanhur prosecution office to urgently request the Bishop Epiphanius’s autopsy report.