Cairo, 03 December, 2022 / 7:25 pm (ACI Africa).
The leadership of the Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), a UK-based human rights foundation, has described as “encouraging” the legalization of dozens of churches in Egypt.
On November 14, the government committee, which oversees the legalization of churches in the Northern African nation granted legal status to 125 churches and places of worship during a meeting that was chaired by Egyptian Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouly.
Members of the government committee said that they would invite the heads of the various Christian denominations to their next meeting to exchange ideas about safety and security measures, and how to speed up the process of legalizing churches and places of worship.
In a Tuesday, November 29 report, CSW officials say the latest legalization brings the number of churches and places of worship that have been granted legal status since the committee began its mandate in 2017 to 2,526.
“Reports that more churches have been legalized in Egypt, bringing the total of churches and places of worship granted legal status since 2017 to over 2,500, are encouraging,” says CSW Founder President, Mervyn Thomas.