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Egypt’s Christian leaders propose draft bill on church construction

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Wednesday ,29 October 2014

Egypt’s Christian leaders propose draft bill on church construction

Christian leaders in Egypt have sent the nation’s government a draft of legislation on church construction, according to a Fides news agency report.Christian leaders in Egypt have sent the nation’s government a draft of legislation on church construction, according to a Fides news agency report.

Church construction has been subject to hostile regulations-- some of which date from Ottoman times, others from 1934-- and to the whim of local authorities. The government of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who assumed office in June, has signaled an openness to regulations that are more favorable to Christians.