Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Committee Issues Advice on New Egyptian Law on Mosque, Church Construction
A committee appointed to examine Egypt's new law on the construction of places of worship has recommended that the distance between an existing place of worship and a site for the construction of a new one not be included in the law given the needs of Egyptians living in urban areas for more mosques and churches. The committee also recommended that municipal authorities be given responsibility for issuing the necessary construction permits given the failure of the provincial governors to properly handle the issuing of the permits. More here.