Hopes of a brighter future stir in Egypt's Christians

Hopes of a brighter future stir in Egypt's Christians

Coptic Catholic Bishops in Egypt have hailed the result of the referendum on the country's new constitution which they say represents a crucial step towards religious freedom and other civil liberties.

In interviews with Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need, Bishops Kyrillos William of Assiut, Upper Egypt, Antonios Aziz Mina of Giza and Joannes Zakaria of Luxor all spoke of their delight at last week's vote, which officials say showed a 98 per cent 'yes' vote for the new constitution, drafted under the country's interim regime.

Speaking from Egypt, the bishops said that such an ...

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