CAIRO:

Arab Times - - LOCAL -

Egyp­tian au­thor­i­ties have de­tained an­other monk as part of their in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the death of an ab­bot in a monastery north of Cairo last month.

The state-run MENA news agency iden­ti­fied the 33-year-old monk by his monas­tic name, Val­tos, and said Sun­day that he is un­der po­lice guard af­ter an at­tempted sui­cide.

Word of the ar­rest came a day af­ter pros­e­cu­tors said a de­tained and re­cently de­frocked monk, iden­ti­fied as Isa­iah, con­fessed to col­lab­o­rat­ing with oth­ers to kill Bishop Epipha­nius, ab­bot of St Macar­ius Monastery. The bishop was found dead on July 29. (AP)

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