CAIRO — A Catholic Coptic bishop has said he “very strongly” encourages Christians to accept Egypt’s draft constitution for Egypt, voted on last week, citing the autonomy it grants to Christians, Muslims and Jews.
“If the constitution is really taken seriously, then the situation of Christians in Egypt will improve considerably,” Bishop Kyrillos William Samaan of the Coptic Eparchy of Assiut told Aid to the Church in Need. He said the new document is “without doubt an improvement on what applied under the Muslim Brotherhood.”
The constitution was the subject of a referendum that took place Jan. 14-15. Official results of the vote have not been released yet.
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