New 45 churches and 55 service buildings were announced to be legalized since last May by the Committee responsible for Churches Legalization according to Egypt’s Cabinet, Monday.
Late June, the Standing Committee of the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church decided to postpone re-opening churches in Cairo and Alexandria for two weeks.
Since March 21, 2020, churches have been closed as a protective measure against the spread of COVID-19.
Zaki made the announcement during a virtual meeting of the Evangelical Confessional Council in the presence of evangelical church leaders.
Gomaa on Tuesday denied reports circulated on social media sites that his ministry intends to re-open mosques in the coming days.
The monks will continue holding the mass with one of the servants in the absence of churchgoers, according to a statement issued by the church on Friday.
The Council of Churches of Egypt has praised the strenuous efforts taken by the state to confront the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
The approvals take the number of churches that adjusted their status in Egypt up to 1,412 the statement reported.
The representatives of Christian sects thanked Madbouli for the efforts exerted by the government in the file of adjusting the status of Churches in Egypt.
The move was made during a meeting of the committee that was chaired by Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli in the presence of the justice minister.
Pope Tawadros II, the Patriarch of Alexandria, is set to hold a meeting with board members of the Coptic churches in the Arab Gulf states.
The Cabinet’s meeting announced that 111 churches and church-affiliated service buildings will be legalized provided they meet the structural safety requirements.
who commit such heinous acts are fanatical terrorists who do not represent their religions but rather represent the logic of ideological and spiritual distortion.
Egypt’s Ministry of Housing decided to allocate lands to establish 37 churches in various new cities since 2014.
Pope Tawadros II on Sunday held a mass to mark the inauguration of St. Anthony Cathedral at St. Boktor ben Romanos Coptic Orthodox Monastery in Khatatba
The Egyptian cabinet has approved the licensing of 76 churches and 44 affiliated buildings per a 2016 law in a major wave of legalization of Christian venues.
The suit demands that the outlawed organization pay compensation worth 5 billion Euros ($5.6 million) over damages caused to the churches
Members of U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) praised Sisi's tangible efforts in preserving the religious freedom in Egypt
In the cold and quiet, Tosya leads tourists through corridors that connect 7 chambers adorned with Romanesque columns like those at medieval Armenian churches.
Al-Azhar Al-Sharif condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks that targeted three churches in Indonesia and left dozens dead and wounded.