Church in Egypt Doing ‘Better Than Ever Before’

Saint Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Cairo is the largest cathedral of any denomination in Africa and the Middle East. (Wikimedia Commons)

Believers in Egypt see continued improvements under President el-Sisi.

“The Church is better than ever before,” says Nabil*, a Gospel worker focused on Egypt.

“We [are living in a] good time for Christianity, and this is not coming by luck. This is a prayer of the Church all the time, and we thank God for that.”

Over the past nine years, Sisi’s administration rebuilt dozens of churches that the Muslim Brotherhood torched. The government is also working to resolve issues that are centuries old, like legal problems that prevent new church construction.

“The government and Sisi himself [are] open-minded,” Nabil says.

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth


  • Pray positive changes will extend to believers from a Muslim background. Christian converts still face hardship on multiple fronts in Egypt.