Monday, March 6, 2017

Egypt’s Anglicans Face ‘Existential Threat’ … from Fellow Protestants

Cairo bishop resists efforts to deny his church independence. Egypt’s top Anglican leader is accusing its top evangelical leader of attempting a “hostile takeover” to prevent Egyptian Anglicans from achieving state recognition as an independent national church. The dispute first surfaced in 2001, but this past summer Egypt’s High Administrative Court ruled against Anglican independence. This means the Anglican Diocese of Egypt must function as a full member of the Protestant Churches of Egypt (PCE). Representing 18 denominations, the umbrella group coordinates the registration of marriages, deaths, property ownership, visas, and other legal—but not doctrinal—matters. “The most important thing for me is the unity ofRead More →

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