#ShortNews: Egyptian government “legalizes” 53 church buildings

The Egyptian government has provided full legal certificates to 53 churches with annexed service buildings already built before the new law on the construction of Christian buildings of worship passed by the Egyptian Parliament on August 30th 2016.

The 53 legalized” churches represent only a first “block” of the more than 3 thousand Christian places of worship that must be taken into examination by the Government Commission to verify whether they meet the standards established by the new law. In past decades, many of the Christian places of worship to be submitted to the assessment of the Government Commission were built spontaneously, without all the necessary authorizations.

http://www.fides.org/en/news/63831-AFRICA_EGYPT_The_Egyptian_government_legalizes_53_churches_built_before_the_law_on_Christian_places_of_worship

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