Egypt legalizes 127 Christian churches; over 1,000 approved by government

By The Christian Post

A Coptic Christian boy looks out of the Saint Mary Church which was set on fire during clashes between Muslims and Christians in the heavily populated area of Imbaba in Cairo. | Reuters/Asmaa Waguih

Egypt has greenlit the legalization of 127 congregations that were previously operating without a government permit in the latest wave of recent church approvals.

The persecution watchdog group International Christian Concern announced the news of the legalization of the 127 churches on Tuesday.

According to the ICC, the recent permit approvals for the churches came through a committee that the majority Muslim nation created in 2016.

Source:The Christian Post