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Egyptian Christians to be officially allowed to meet in unlicensed buildings
18 January 2018
Egyptian Christians will be officially permitted to hold meetings in unlicensed buildings, pending their formal recognition as places of worship, following a decision by the government’s Ministry of Housing.
Ottoman-era restrictions on church building were officially abolished in 2016, but requests for the formal registration of 2,600 buildings as places of worship are still pending. A committee was set up to review applications in January 2017.