Egyptian churches: Copts are free to take part in protests

The Egyptian Orthodox, Anglican and Catholic churches said on Thursday that all Egyptian Christians are free to participate in demonstrations, calling on Muslims and Christians to put the interests of the country above all other considerations.

“We hope Friday’s demonstrations will not feature any clashes,” said Andre Zaki, vice president of the Anglican Church.

Meanwhile, two Coptic groups, the Maspero Coptic Youths and Copts Without Frontiers, announced their intention to take part in Friday’s demonstration in solidarity with the Tahrir Square revolutionaries.

Translated from the Arabic Edition

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