Nuncio sees increased freedom in Egypt following Arab Spring
Catholic World News - October 18, 2012
Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald, the Holy See’s apostolic nuncio in Egypt and former president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, has painted a relatively positive view of life in Egypt since the Arab Spring.
“I think there is a greater freedom now, though [Egypt’s Christians] accuse the present regime of also clamping down on people, on trying to control the press,” he said.
“My own message to them has been, look, there is a new spirit of democracy, and you have to build on that,” he added. “Though the Islamists are in power now, this doesn't mean to say that they will always be in power. This depends on you.”
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