Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI
Headline: AFRICA/EGYPT – The number of churches and ecclesiastical buildings “regularized” by the Egyptian government bringing their total to 1,800
Cairo – In the last days of 2020, the Egyptian government recognized full compliance with current standards for the construction of Christian places of worship and annex buildings of a new group of 62 churches and ecclesiastical buildings. The new certification of conformity was approved by the Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouly, on the basis of the verification work carried out by the ad hoc government committee set up to carry out the global regularization of churches built spontaneously during the last decades in the absence of the necessary governmental and administrative authorizations. The number of regularized churches and ancillary buildings has thus reached 1,800 since the start of the process of legalizing Christian places of worship built in the past without the necessary permits.