Law on places of worship to be issued soon

Interior Minister Mansour Essawy said the new law on places of worship would be issued in a few days, putting an end to disputes over licences for the construction of churches in Egypt.

“Overseeing the building and renovation of churches and mosques was taken from the Interior Ministry and given to the Ministry of Local Government under the new law,” he explained.

The minister also said that he met last week with a delegation of Coptic Christians and promised to reopen the churches that the Interior Ministry had closed down for security purposes under the former regime.

Translated from the Arabic Edition

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