Head of a council bringing together Coptic Orthodox, Catholic, Anglican, Evangelical and Greek Orthodox churches says the churches will not back a particular presidential candidate.
The head of the Egyptian council of churches, a grouping that brings together the Coptic Orthodox, Catholic, Anglican, Evangelical and Greek Orthodox denominations, has said that the group will not back a particular candidate in the coming presidential elections.
“The council has no political role but participates in national duties because we are part of this nation,” said Father Bishoy Helmi Amin in an interview with Al-Ahram Arabic marking the first anniversary of the formation of the council.
Amin said the church does not get into politics and should not “urge” people to vote for a particular candidate, referring to military chief Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, who is yet to announce a presidency bid but is largely expected to win if he does.
“The public is now ...