The head of the Evangelical Church in Egypt explains the conditions under which permission
for a second marriage can be given.
The author reports on the misunderstanding resulting from Dr. Safwat al-
Bayyādī, head of the Evangelical Church in Egypt’s declarations on second marriage on a TV program. Al-
Bayyādī’s statements were understood as authorizing second marriage.
interviewed al-Bayyādī to clear up the misunderstanding. Dr. al-Bayyādī stated that second marriage is
authorized in the following cases: the death of the partner, conversion and annulment. He elaborated that marriage is
annulled when proved to be based on lies or deception; or if divorce conditions were fulfilled; for example in adultery cases
when the church tries to solve the problem and if this fails the wronged party is granted the right to remarry.
al-Bayyādī highlighted the significance of forming committees that specialize in resolving familial problems and
educating couples before marriage.