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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 [...
The Coptic Orthodox archdiocese of Samālūt headed by Archbishop Pevnotios [Bifnūtiyūs] has announced that it is beginning to prepare on a film called Martyrs of Faith and the Homeland [Shuhadāʾ al-Imān wa al-Waṭan] with the blessings of the Church and Pope Tawāḍrūs II.
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.
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 BA Centre for Coptic Studies, in cooperation with the Sennari House [Bayt al-Sinārī] in Cairo, organizes the fifth annual day for Coptic Heritage, under the title ‘Coptic heritage and Egyptians throughout History.’
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. 
Egyptian Christians began their Christmas celebrations yesterday amidst intensive security measures in anticipation of potential attacks on churches. Pope Tawāḍrūs II of Alexandria began the celebrations by leading Mass in Saint Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Alexandria. An army spokesman said...
It’s been one year since the Holy Synod Monastic Affairs Committee issued its 12 revolutionary decrees on regulating monastic life against the backdrop of the murder of Bishop Epiphaniyūs, Abbot of the Saint Macarius [Makāriyyūs] Monastery in Wādī al-Naṭrūn. The decrees were announced following a...
Kamāl Zākhir, a Coptic thinker and activist, sees the developments surrounding the monastic life today as needing to be placed within their proper historical context.  “We are facing a general stage that is not limited to monasticism alone where the digital revolution was able to surpass all...

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