Egypt s Public Prosecution decided on Thursday to renew the detention of monk Feltous of St. Makar monastery for 15 days The monk is accused of taking part in the murder of Abba Epiphanius, Bishop of the monastery of St. Makar in Wadil Natroun. Disgraced monk Isaiah had confessed to the murder of the bishop before monk Feltous attempt to commit suicide fearing that the crime will be discovered according to police investigations.
The Catholic Christian majority in Austria celebrated the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary yesterday. The feast day of the Assumption of Mary celebrates the Christian belief that God assumed the Virgin Mary into Heaven following her death It is celebrated on August 15 in many countries. It s also called the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God (in the eastern countries), or the Feast of the Assumption.
Abba Aghathon, Bishop of Maghagha and Adwa, made an official complaint against the seventh day newspaper and the journalist Sara Allam. The newspaper and journalist were accused of insulting the bishop and publishing false information.
Thousands of Copts participate in the celebrations of St. Mary in Assiut among tight security measures. The celebrations in Assiut are the biggest in the country in which thousands of Copts honor St. Mary at the place that was visited by the Holy Family.
Despite suicide bombing near St. Mary Church in Mostorod, Copts continued to celebrate St. Mary s fasting by attending the prayers in the churches. Thousands of Copts visited the church in the next day among tight security measures.
Abba Kyrilos, Bishop of Nag Hammadi, celebrated the Holy Mass at the church of St. Mary in Torino, Italy. The Holy Mass was attended by Abba Bernabas, Bishop of Torino and Rome and congregation of the church.
Abba Angelius Angelos, Bishop of London, arrives on 19 August to Melbourne Airport Coming from Sydney as part of his pastoral visit to Australia this weekend. He is going to hold a meeting with Coptic youth of Melbourne at the Church of St. Bishoy and St. Verena in Eporo building.
Police moved monk Faltaous of St. Makar monastery from Anglo-American hospital to Qas al-Ainy under tight security measures after he had attempted to commit suicide and the confessed to take part in the murder of Bishop Epiphanius. This comes as prosecution is still investigating the murder of Abba Epiphanius, Bishop of St. Makar monastery in front of his monastic cell.
As the Coptic Church was working on a heavy spiritual schedule during the fast of the St. Mary, it received news that made their hearts heavy as well. News about a murderer monk was assured and fears of the Coptic congregation that murderer of the bishop will be found among the monks of St. Makar monastery became a reality. The crime came at a very critical time, which is one of the most reverend fasts in the Cop