Monday, June 21, 2010

Egypt: Evangelicals demand Coptic Orthodox recognition of their marriages

The Evangelical Church yesterday stipulated two conditions for accepting the Unified Personal Status Law for non-Muslims currently being prepared by a committee of members from the Ministry of Justice and representatives from the different churches.

Safwat el-Bayadi, president of the Evangelical Organization, said the Evangelical Church will accept the new law only if it requires different churches recognize each other's marriage rituals, and if the section on adoption--which Pope Shenouda III of the Coptic Orthodox Church wants removed--is kept intact.
Read the rest here.

I am not familiar with the background over the adoption dispute.

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