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The defrocked monk Yaʿqūb al-Maqārī continues to exploit his monastic name and clothes on the social media platform Facebook, despite his divestment from the Coptic Orthodox Church in 2018. The Church does not recognize the place he lives in as a monastery (Monastery of the Virgin Mary and Saint...
In this investigative report, Mada Masr [Madā Miṣr] interviews the victims of Michael Fahmī, who has been accused of sexually assaulting underage Coptic girls through his pseudo medical practice.  This summary focuses on the aspects of the report that examine Fahmī’s relationship with the Coptic...
The Coptic Orthodox Church issued an official statement published in al-Kirāza Magazine about the execution of Wāʾil Saʿd (formerly known as Monk Ashʿiyāʾ al-Maqārī) for killing Bishop Epiphanius [Epīphāniyyūs], head of St. Macarius Monastery [dayr Abū Maqār].
The Coptic Orthodox Church categorically rejected a statement circulating on social media purportedly issued by Pope Tawāḍrūs II on monasticism and monasteries. 
After seeing posts on Facebook criticizing Pope Tawāḍrūs and the Coptic Orthodox Church for neglecting defrocked monk Ashʿiyāʾ al-Maqārī‎ [Wāʾil Saʿad Tawāḍrūs], the man accused of killing Bishop Epiphanius [Epīphāniyyūs], Afarāyim Ṣāliḥ, priest for prison services in al-Buḥayrah Diocese, revealed...
A campaign called “ Stop the Death Penalty in Egypt ” called for a presidential pardon for Wāʾil Saʿad Tawāḍrūs to stop the execution issued against him in the case of the murder of Bishop Apīphāniyūs head of the Anbā Abū Maqār Monastery.
The “Stop the Death Penalty in Egypt” Facebook page run by the Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms (ECRF) has launched a new campaign entitled “Life for Monk Ashʿiyāʾ,” demanding a presidential pardon for Wāʾil Saʿad Tawāḍrūs.  Tawāḍrūs was convicted of murdering Bishop Epiphanius [...
Amid the ongoing investigation by the prosecutor-general into allegations of rape, sexual harassment and blackmail made by dozens of women and girls against a young man named, Aḥmad Bassām Zakī, a woman belonging to the Coptic Orthodox Church in the US had revealed that she fell a victim to sexual...
Bishop Dūmādiyyūs, bishop of Giza and Ūsīm, revealed that he visited Wāʾil Saʿad Tawāḍrūs, formerly Monk Ashʿiyāʾ, who was sentenced to death for killing Bishop Epiphanius [Epīphaniyyūs], head of St. Macarius Monastery (dayr Abū Maqār) in Wādī al-Naṭrūn.
Sāra ʿAllām is an Egyptian journalist and church affairs editor for the Egypt based “al-Yawm al-Sābiʿ” newspaper. She said that she was surprised that Bishop Aghāthūn of bishop Maghāghah and al-ʿIdwah, filed a lawsuit against her, accusing her of defamation because of her book titled “The murder...

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