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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. 
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 [...
On Wednesday the Egyptian Court of Cassation sentenced the monk Ashʿiyāʾ al-Maqārī, who was accused of killing the Bishop of the Monastery of Saint Macarius the Great [Dayr Abū Maqār], to death. The punishment of the second accused was lowered to a life sentence. Both verdicts are final.
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.
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. 
The Holy Synod Secretary Bishop Daniel stated that the Coptic Orthodox Church issued no statements regarding the decision to defrock two monks of the St. Makarius Monastery, also known as Abu Maqār Monastery, for not complying to the regulations of monastic life and disobeying the abbot of their...
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.
Despite confessing before the official investigation authorities of his complicity with the defrocked Monk Ishʿayāʾ al-Maqārī in the murder of Anbā Epiphaniyūs, Bishop of the St. Makāriyyūs Monastery in Wādī al-Natrūn, but the Holy Synod’s Monastic Affairs Committee has not yet decided the fate of...
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