Back to the complete issue
Thursday, 25 August 2016

Coptic and Anglican churches reach settlement with government on church construction act

The Coptic Orthodox Church and the Anglican Church have reached an agreement with the government on the draft law on church construction. According to a statement by the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church which ran in AMAY, the Church has approved the final draft of the law and its most recent amendments. The law is expected to go before the House of Representatives within the week. The government had approved proposed changes to the law introduced by the Anglican Church which would legitimize existing churches, retain the status of a church as a religious building if a Governor chooses to shut down the church, said Father Andre Zaki head if the Anglican Church in Egypt in a separate statement. He added that the cabinet is expected to approve the law today. As we noted on Sunday, both churches had criticizing the draft law on Thursday, following their meeting on Wednesday with state representatives.

Enterprise is a daily publication of Enterprise Ventures LLC, an Egyptian limited liability company (commercial register 83594), and a subsidiary of Inktank Communications. Summaries are intended for guidance only and are provided on an as-is basis; kindly refer to the source article in its original language prior to undertaking any action. Neither Enterprise Ventures nor its staff assume any responsibility or liability for the accuracy of the information contained in this publication, whether in the form of summaries or analysis. © 2022 Enterprise Ventures LLC.

Enterprise is available without charge thanks to the generous support of HSBC Egypt (tax ID: 204-901-715), the leading corporate and retail lender in Egypt; EFG Hermes (tax ID: 200-178-385), the leading financial services corporation in frontier emerging markets; SODIC (tax ID: 212-168-002), a leading Egyptian real estate developer; SomaBay (tax ID: 204-903-300), our Red Sea holiday partner; Infinity (tax ID: 474-939-359), the ultimate way to power cities, industries, and homes directly from nature right here in Egypt; CIRA (tax ID: 200-069-608), the leading providers of K-12 and higher level education in Egypt; Orascom Construction (tax ID: 229-988-806), the leading construction and engineering company building infrastructure in Egypt and abroad; Moharram & Partners (tax ID: 616-112-459), the leading public policy and government affairs partner; Palm Hills Developments (tax ID: 432-737-014), a leading developer of commercial and residential properties; Mashreq (tax ID: 204-898-862), the MENA region’s leading homegrown personal and digital bank; Industrial Development Group (IDG) (tax ID:266-965-253), the leading builder of industrial parks in Egypt; Hassan Allam Properties (tax ID:  553-096-567), one of Egypt’s most prominent and leading builders; and Saleh, Barsoum & Abdel Aziz (tax ID: 220-002-827), the leading audit, tax and accounting firm in Egypt.