EGYPT – Christians of Kom al-Raheb Wait 17 Years for Church

International Christian Concern | Dec. 21, 2018

Earlier this month, ICC reportedhow the Christians in Upper Egypt’s village of Kom al-Raheb were targeted by mob violence because they were praying in a new church building. A reconciliation session was later held. According to the agreement, the building must be kept closed until it receives a license, anyone who participates in future violence will be fined LE1 million, and everyone arrested will be released.

Mada Masr has released a report detailing how the 2,500 Christians in Kom al-Raheb have waited for 17 years for the church license to come through. The new law passed in 2016 was supposed to speed up the process for churches in this situation.