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Egyptian Lawmakers Approve Law Governing Church Construction

Egypt's parliament approved on Tuesday a long-awaited law that governs building and renovating churches, an issue that has led in the past to attacks on members the country's Christian minority by Muslim militants. Egyptian Christians make up about a tenth of the country's 90 million people and are the Middle East's largest Christian community. They have long complained of discrimination in the majority-Muslim country. The new law empowers provincial governors to...

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