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Committee approves adjusting status of 87 unlicensed churches

Tuesday، 03 December 2019 - 01:50 PM

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli on Tuesday 3/12/2019 presided over a meeting of the committee tasked with legalizing the status of unlicensed churches in Egypt.

Attending the meeting were the ministers of justice, local development, housing and House of Representatives affairs and representatives of various Christian denominations in Egypt, said Cabinet spokesman Nader Saad.The committee approved legalizing the status of 87 churches and affiliated buildings.The approvals take the number of churches that adjusted their status in Egypt up to 1,322, added the spokesman. The committee also reviewed preconditions of civil protection for the churches and the affiliated buildings, said the spokesman, adding that the prime minister confirmed the importance of meeting these preconditions.

Meanwhile, the representatives of Christian sects thanked the prime minister for the efforts exerted by the government in the file of adjusting the status of Churches in Egypt, said the spokesman.

They also thanked President Abdel Fattah El Sisi for his role in this regard, added the spokesman.


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