Egyptian President promises to rebuild churches
The world has been filled with one discouraging news report after another regarding the radicalization of Muslims in the Middle East and around the globe. Although some—perhaps many—are skeptical that the President will follow through on his promise to Christians; nonetheless one hopes that the following news item is a small beginning of improving relations between non-radical Muslims and Christians, and that it will inspire more religious freedom for minority Christians and Jews in Egypt as well as in other Muslim majority nations. –Dim Lamp
Standing next to Coptic Pope Tawadros II during the Orthodox Church’s Christmas Eve mass on 6 January, al-Sisi declared: “Please accept our apologies for what happened … God willing … by next year there won’t be a single house or church that is not restored. We have taken too long to fix and renovate [churches] that were burned. This year everything will be fixed.” Read the whole thing here.