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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.