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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 [...
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...
Al-Dustūr has learned that the Coptic Orthodox Church is performing spiritual and pastoral services for Ashʿiyāʾ al-Maqārī and Faltāʾūs al-Maqārī, the two monks accused of murdering Bishop Epiphanius [Epīphaniyyūs], the late head of St. Macarius monastery [dayr Abū Maqār] in Wādī al-Naṭrūn.
The cassation court has set April 1st as the date for the first sessions in the re-trial of the two former monks accused of killing Bishop Epiphanius [Epīphaniyyūs], head of St. Macarius monastery (dayr Abū Maqār) in Wādī al-Naṭrūn, after petitions were presented by the monks’ defense team. 
Knowledgeable Church sources informed al-Dustūr that Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark, made rearranging the ecclesiastical home his first priority immediatelyafter returning from his current visit to the United States.


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