- Jan 25, 2020
An autopsy on a Coptic Orthodox monk who had until recently belonged to a monastery northwest of Cairo where the abbot was killed showed clear signs of poisoning, Egyptian security and medical officials said on Thursday.
Egypt’s Coptic church said Wednesday that prosecutors are investigating the death of a monk who had until recently served in a monastery northwest of Cairo where the abbot was killed in July.
A group of Muslims attacked several Christian homes in a village in Upper Egypt, injuring three people, officials with a Coptic Christian diocese said on Friday.
Prosecutors on Saturday ordered a recently defrocked monk to be detained for four days pending an investigation into his alleged involvement in the death of the abbot of a prominent monastery in the desert northwest of Cairo.
“Indifference kills,” Pope Francis said during an ecumenical prayer for peace in the Middle East with 19 religious leaders in the Italian town of Bari.
After the bodies of 20 Coptic Christians killed by the Islamic State in Libya were returned to Egypt, the head of the Coptic church in Great Britain said their deaths “provided an opportunity for a deep and genuine unity among the Christian church worldwide.”