Egypt's Evangelical churches to resume congregational services under preventative measures

Ahram Online , Friday 19 Feb 2021

All services were suspended in Evangelical and all other churches since December due to the second wave of the coronavirus

Andre Zaki
Pastor Andre Zaki

Evangelical churches in Egypt announced on Friday the gradual resumption of prayer and other religious services, including meetings, weddings and funerals, at all of its congregations nationwide.

The decision was made during a meeting of the Evangelical General Council, which was chaired by Pastor Andre Zaki, the head of the Christian Evangelical community in Egypt.
According to an official statement, the council stressed on the necessity of observing all preventative measures against the coronavirus set by the council's medical committee.
Congregational services had been suspended in all churches across Egypt since the outbreak of the second wave of the coronavirus in December.
The country witnessed a significant decline in the daily coronavirus infection rate in January.
Evangelical Christians make up a small fraction of Egypt's Christian community.
Daily masses and other congregational services at Coptic Orthodox churches, which make up more than 90 percent of the Christian community in the country, have resumed in late January, with attendance rates capped at  25 percent of congregations.
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