Two former Coptic Christian monks have been sentenced to death in Egypt over the murder of a bishop last year, officials have confirmed.
Bishop Epiphanius, 64, was found dead in a pool of blood in July 2018 at a desert monastery north-west of Cairo.
Authorities blamed the killing on unspecified “differences” between the monks and the bishop.
The punishment was originally handed down in February, before being passed down to Egypt’s grand mufti for review. Read more