Egyptian government legalizes 74 Christian churches and places of worship

Egyptian authorities have approved the legalization of 74 churches and places of Christian worship, according to AsiaNews. In fact, regarding the new norm on permits for the legalization of places of worship, Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW)- an activist movement for human rights and religious freedom- declares that today the process is less complicated than it used to be, but legislation remains discriminatory toward minorities. 

CSW’s chief executive Mervyn Thomas appreciates “the legalization of other churches” and welcomes “the efforts of the Egyptian government” to put an end to “historic injustices affecting the Christian community”. At the same time, he gives encouragement to the authorities to “continue on the path of reform” and make greater commitment “to contrast social injustices and practices that continue to limit freedom of worship”.