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Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI

Headline: AFRICA/EGYPT – Candidacy of Coptic Orthodox priest in the elections reopens the debate on the participation of the clergy in politics

Cairo – The candidacy of Coptic Orthodox priest Paula Fouad in the next parliamentary elections reopens the debate on the direct involvement of the clergy in politics. The priest, parish priest of St George church in al Matarya, should run for the list called “Coalition of Independents”, in the electoral constituency which also includes Cairo.

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