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A hearing for an Egyptian convert to Christianity from Islam, who has long been seeking legal recognition of his faith, has finally been scheduled after three years of courts dismissing his case (click here for more information). The hearing for Mohammed Hegazy (27) is scheduled for April 27. His lawyer said of the hearing, "This is a good step. We have presented all our documents and I think next time he might be granted approval." (Source: Al-Masry Al-Youm)

Pray that Mohammed's Christian faith will be legally recognized. Ask God for continued safety for Mohammed and his family, as they have received death threats. Pray that other converts who are seeking legal recognition of their faith will be encouraged and strengthened by Mohammed's hearing.

To learn more about the plight of Egyptian Christians, go to the Egypt Country Report.

Country Information

Designation
Persecuted

Population
106,437,241 (July 2021 est.)

Ethnicity (%)
Egyptian (99.7), other (0.3)

Religion (%)
Islam (90), Christianity (10)

Leader
President Abdelfattah Said El-Sisi (2014)

Government type
Presidential republic

Legal system
Mixed legal system based on Napoleonic civil and penal law, Islamic religious law, and vestiges of colonial-era laws

Source: World Factbook

Pray for Egypt

Pray on behalf of those who are facing economic and social challenges because of their Christian faith. Ask the Lord to provide for their spiritual and practical needs – further strengthening and emboldening them so they can effectively share the message of the Gospel with others in their communities. May the hearts of those who hear it be open and receptive to the wonderful truths contained in God’s Word.

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