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Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark, mourned the death Hīdrā, saying “We find it difficult to bid farewell to one of the pillars of the church in its recent history Bishop Hīdrā, Metropolitan of Aswān and Abbot of the Monastery of Saint Pachomius in Idfū.” 
The Coptic Orthodox Church announced the death of the monk Fr. Yūḥannā al- Maqārī at the age of over 90 years old, after leading a monastic life that lasted about 55 years.
St. Macarius Monastery [dayr Abū Maqār] in Wādī al-Naṭrūn announced the passing of Fr. Bāsīliyūs al-Maqārī, one of Mattā al-Miskīn’s most famous students, after suffering from age-related diseases and not the Coronavirus. 
Over the last two decades, the Coptic Orthodox Church has expressed its opposition to several films and television shows, both domestic and international, resulting in the cancellation of some of these works and censorship of others.  The reasons for the church’s disapproval vary.
On Monday, the Monastery of St. Macarius [Abū Maqār] in Wādī al-Naṭrūn commemorates the 14th anniversary of the death of Father Mattā al-Miskīn.  Father Mattā al-Miskīn was born in 1919 in Banhā with the name Yūssuf Iskandar.  He was from a rich family and graduated from pharmacy school in 1943 and...
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...
Meeting with Father Lazarus in the monastery of St. Anthony on Monday, February 4, 2019. Transcript interview Joan Cabrera Robles, comparison to previous videos Cornelis Hulsman, editing Cornelis Hulsman and Taha K. Poonawala.
Following what was written about the assassination of Bishop Epiphanius, the abbot of the St. Makarius Monastery on one hand, and what is happening in the corridors of that monastery on the other, some important remarks can be made, although there are to now no official information disclosed: 
In few days the year 2018 will end, but major events occurred that will need decisions of the Holy Synod, presided by Pope Tawāḍrūs II.
Yesterday morning, The Coptic Orthodox Church was shaken by the murder of Bishop Epiphanius, the Abbot of the Monastery of St. Makarius in Wādī al-Natrūn. The preliminary police investigations revealed that the murderer hit the victim on the back of his head with a sharp object breaking his skull...


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