Egypt’s Christian leaders propose draft bill on church construction
October 28, 2014
Christian leaders in Egypt have sent the nation’s government a draft of legislation on church construction, according to a Fides news agency report.
Church construction has been subject to hostile regulations-- some of which date from Ottoman times, others from 1934-- and to the whim of local authorities. The government of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who assumed office in June, has signaled an openness to regulations that are more favorable to Christians.
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- Churches send the government their draft of a bill on the construction of places of worship (Fides)
- Egypt’s government, Christian leaders negotiate on church construction (CWN, 7/21)
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