Two Coptic Christian monks have been charged with murder in Egypt, after the head of their desert monastery was found dead in a pool of blood. The body of Bishop Epiphanius was discovered on 29 July at Saint Macarius Monastery, in Egypt's Western Desert. The monks, Wael Saad and Remon Rasmi Mansour, are accused of killing the cleric because they had "differences". The case has shocked Egypt's Coptic Church, the largest Christian community in the Middle East. Wael al-Saad confessed to bludgeoning the bishop over the head with a 90cm (35in) steel pipe while his associate stood guard, according to the Egyptian attorney general's office. He was expelled from the church after the murder. Coptic monks charged with bishop's murder So no new monks for a year and no social media.