Another 70 churches have been legalized by the committee in charge of the Legalization of Unlicensed Churches in Egypt making 1,638 churches and affiliated buildings have legalized since the commencement of the committee in January 2017, which comprises the ministers of justice, parliamentary affairs, and local development and housing, as well as representatives of local authorities and Christian communities, according to Egypt Independent.
This is promising hope for a country in which Coptic Christians have faced fierce levels of violence and persecution for decades especially in get church approval from the government.
Believers’ portal recalled that Egypt’s President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi last year, inaugurated the country’s largest cathedral and the Largest Church In the Middle East.
According to Persecution watchdog Open Doors USA, the country’s Christians still face daily persecution from groups within the Islamic-majority population, as well as mistreatment from the government itself.
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The Islamic culture “fuels discrimination and creates an environment causing the state to be reluctant to respect and enforce the fundamental rights of Christians,” Open Doors explains on its Egypt fact page.
Egypt ranks 16th on Christian support organization Open Doors 2020 World Watch list of the 50 countries where it is most difficult to be a Christian.