Gov't: Status of 120 churches to be legalized after meeting necessary requirements
Friday، 12 October 2018 - 09:39 AM
Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli chaired a meeting on Thursday of a presidential committee to legalize the status of churches.
The meeting was attended by Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Omar Marwan, Minister of Local Development Mahmoud Shaarawi in addition to representatives of the bodies concerned.
During the meeting, the conferees reviewed the outcome of a process to consider the legal status of churches.
The government approved legalizing the status of 120 churches and Christian buildings, bringing their total number to 340.
The decision was taken on condition that each church or Christian building meets the necessary requirements of civil protection bodies and gives the state its right with regard to the churches or buildings constructed on state-owned lands.