BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 P.M.) – Bishop Epiphanius of the Coptic Orthodox Church was found dead inside the Saint Macarius Monastery in the Wadi Natroun area on Sunday.
According to local reports, Bishop Epiphanius was found with multiple fractures on the back of his skull, leading the monastery officials to believe he was murdered.
The Coptic Orthodox Church released a statement on Monday that implied Bishop Epiphanius was likely murdered.
Investigators and police were at the scene of the crime on Monday.
His funeral will be held on Tuesday at noon.