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A great unfairness is being done towards Christ nowadays, as He has been wronged by both Matta al-Maskīn and His Holiness Pope Shenouda.
I assumed that the issue of Wafā’ Costantine was closed. However, I am forced to write again after what some papers (such as “Watanī”) published and their propagation of division and racism.
Father Basilius says Sout al-Umma has made claims about the monastery which are not true.
The article in Sout al-Umma dated May 9 is based on the response of the Monastery of Makarios to the RNSAW, 2001, week 08A, art. 26. The article states the Monastery sent the response to the RNSAW in English. This is not true. The Monastery responded in Arabic, the RNSAW translated this into...
The monastery of Saint Macarius, from which Fa’iq Zaka Bolous, the former monk, escaped, responded to his confessions, which were published in Sout Al-Umma. In their reply, they accused him of narcissism, autism and avoidance. They explained the monk’s confessions as a conspiracy to defame the...
The RNSAW asked the monastery if they would respond to Sout al-Umma. The RNSAW also asked about the plans of Fayek Boulos to publish his story in a book. Father Basilius responded: "Our policy is not to react or send any reply or comments to the Paper of Sout el-Umma. The 3 articles were not ideas...
Fa’iq Zakka Bolous found himself in a dilemma, after eleven years as a monk everybody is really angry with him. The monastery summoned him after he published his diary and asked him to stop and not to turn it into a book, but he refused. Lots of letters came in cursing, insulting and denouncing him...
The author of the articles on the story of the former monk said his articles were based on original interviews with the former monk and a book by him called "Confessions of an Egyptian monk." He added that the aim of publishing such a story was to find the truth, as the paper embraces neither the...
The Editorial Board of the RNSAW explained the monastery the role of the RNSAW, which is to translate ALL articles related to the role of religion in society in order to give Western readers an insight into how the Egyptian media report on Christian [and other religious] issues. Translation in no...
The Monastery of Saint Macarius explains the interviews with the former monk Fa’iq Boulos in Sout al-Umma fall in the category of defamation. The Monastery also wrote they were not happy the RNSAW translated these articles into English and thus made them accessible to a much larger public.
The author comments on the story of the former monk and analyzes the different reactions towards it. He responded to the question whether is it possible for a person who chose the life of monasticism to return back to the world and whether his return was considered a violation of his dedication.
Sout Al-Umma came out with its first issue on December 6, 2000. It is a small paper which is still seeking a share of the market. From the choice of articles and subjects in this paper it is obvious it likes to publish controversial issues.
Fa’iq Zakka Bolous was, we are told, Abuna Gawargy Al-Makari. His introduction of himself is not characteristically monastic: He tells us that he " was one of the best, most intelligent and most conscientious" novices. It is not too much to say that he constantly reveals himself to be someone who...
The author comments on the story of the former monk, published in the paper under the title, "Entering a monastery." He believes that this person was not a monk at all. He wonders why he stayed for 11 years, tolerating all the horrors he saw and did not leave earlier.
Fa’iq Bolous, the former monk, who left monasticism after spending eleven years in one of Wadi Al-Natroun’s monasteries, continues his confession. He said that Father Matta Al-Maskeen is the reason for the suffering of the monks in Wadi Al-Natroun and that Pope Shenouda said that the monastery of...
After he had spent eleven years in one of the Wadi Al-Natroun’s monasteries, an Egyptian monk, Fa’iq Zakka Bolous, left the monastery with lots of memories about the monks and the fathers he lived with... But unfortunately all his memories were bad. Maybe all the horrors he saw have a role to play...
A former monk recounts his experience with the life of monasticism. After spending eleven years in the monastery, he left it with a deep wound in his heart and endless doubts in his mind. Before becoming a monk he was a very religious person longing for a permanent relationship with God. He...
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