Security source denies reports about attacking monastery in Minya



Sat, 19 Jun 2021 - 01:29 GMT


Sat, 19 Jun 2021 - 01:29 GMT

CAIRO – 18 June 2021: A security source denied, Friday reports circulated on social media platforms about attacking a monastery in Minya Governorate, Upper Egypt.

The source described these reports as "baseless".

In April 2020, Egypt's cabinet headed by Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli announced that 1,882 churches and Coptic service buildings have been legalized so far nationwide.

This came during a meeting of the committee responsible for churches legalization in the presence of several officials and Minsters.

The committee approved legalizing the status of 82 churches and buildings, Saad noted.

 The Cabinet’s decision to legalize churches comes according to 2016's article number 80 of the law regulating building churches.

In February 2018, during the term of former Prime Minister Sherif Ismail, it was announced that in accordance with the country’s constitution that adopts “the right to practice religious rites within different worship houses,” approval was given to study the cases of 53 churches along with several affiliated buildings to be officially licensed during the Cabinet’s following meeting.

Several conditions were laid in the statement for the churches to be finally recognized by the government as legal religious buildings. These conditions include meeting the requirements for civil protection within a period of four months and fulfilling all the state's rights regarding the rationing of the land on which such buildings are built. The approval may be withdrawn if the buildings do not finish civil protection facilities in four months.




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