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The article highlights the figures of Christians in each of the Gulf States. These figures hit about three million Christians out of a total of 13 million expatriates. Most of those Christians, who are affiliated to Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant congregations, are distributed in six countries,...
Furthermore, the three Egyptian churches urged Prime Minister Dr. Kamāl al-Janzūrī to approve the law regulating the construction of houses of worship, "shelved since former prime minister 'Isām Sharaf took over. ['Imād Khalīl, al-Misrī al-Yawm, Jan. 15, p. 7]
In its report released recently, Egypt's Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) said that there are 3126 churches in Egypt, in addition to dozens of monasteries. The CAPMAS' survey concludes that the number of churches cover 25 percent of Egypt's total population.
Although the first Coptic church built on the land of one of the Gulf states is over 80 years old, the construction of churches in the gulf and the service of the Christian clergy there is a dilemma that requires continuous understanding.
In post-Revolutionary Egypt the government is in a weakened state with little or no capacity to enforce laws. Many citizens have chosen to take advantage of this power vacuum to construct churches, mosques, and other buildings in their villages. This article highlights construction in several...
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