Autopsy on Egyptian monk shows signs of poisoning

  • In this Feb. 5, 2013 file photo, a clergyman prays during an early morning mass at the historic al-Muharraq Monastery, in the province of Assiut, Egypt. Security officials said an autopsy on Coptic monk Zeinoun al-Maqari, who had until recently belonged to a monastery where an abbot was killed showed clear signs of poisoning. Speaking on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, they said the autopsy was performed late Wednesday, hours after the monk was pronounced dead on arrival at a hospital at the southern city of Assiut. Two monks, one defrocked, are on trial for the killing. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra, File)

  • This undated file photo released by the Coptic Orthodox Church, shows Coptic monk Zeinoun al-Maqari, in Egypt. Security officials said an autopsy on al-Maqari who had until recently belonged to a monastery where the abbot was killed showed clear signs of poisoning. Speaking on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, they said the autopsy was performed late Wednesday, hours after the monk was pronounced dead on arrival at a hospital at the southern city of Assiut. Two monks, one defrocked, are on trial for the killing. (Coptic Orthodox Church via AP, File)

CAIRO — An autopsy on a Coptic Orthodox monk who had until recently belonged to a monastery northwest of Cairo where the abbot was killed showed clear signs of poisoning, Egyptian security and medical officials said on Thursday.

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