Bishop of Egypt calls for prayer and advocacy after 'hostile takeover'

By Gavin Drake
Posted Oct 27, 2016

[Anglican Communion News Service] Bishop of Egypt Mouneer Anis has called on Anglicans to pray and advocate with their local Egyptian consulates and embassies after a court ruling effectively subsumed the diocese into a separate denominational body. Anis, who is also the archbishop of the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East, told ACNS that the Evangelical Church Association (ECA) has been laying claim to the Anglican Episcopal Diocese of Egypt for several years. Now, after a 14-year legal battle, a court has ruled that the Anglican Church in Egypt belongs to the ECA and can only be represented by the ECA president.

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  1. Joe Parrish says:

    This sounds like just a ploy largely to take over property.
    I wonder if Egypt has an effective way to challenge judicial rulings in front of a higher court.
    Prayers for Archbishop Anis and his churches in Egypt.

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