Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI
Headline: AFRICA/EGYPT – Churches present their proposal concerning the bill on the family to the Egyptian government
Cairo – The representatives in charge of the Churches and ecclesial communities present in Egypt have presented to the Egyptian political authorities a unitary proposal concerning the bill on personal status and family law, which has been under consideration by legislators for some time. The joint proposal – reported Youssef Talaat, legal adviser of the Egyptian evangelical community – collects both general articles on the rules shared by all the Churches and communities as well as those which are specific to matters – such as marital separation and divorce – regulated differently by each Christian denomination. The delivery to the government authorities of the text with the proposal drawn up by the representatives of the various Churches, already prepared in February, was only possible, due to the pandemic, on Thursday 15 October at the headquarters of the Council of Ministers. After consideration by ad hoc government agencies, the bill will be submitted to Parliament for consideration and approval.