The "murderers" of late head of the Saint Macarius Monastery in Wadi El-Natroun last year faced a "premeditated murder" charge.
Damanhour Criminal Court adjourned the trial of the monks accused of murdering Bishop Epiphanius to February 23.
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.
Bishop Epiphanius was found dead on July 29 inside his monastery.
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.