Bishop Mounir Hanna Anis of the Episcopal Diocese of Egypt has declared that Egyptian Muslims who become Christians should be issued identity cards and other official documents, just as they are granted to citizens who convert to Islam from other religions.
“The Egyptian Constitution guarantees freedom of belief. However, not all provisions are enforced on the ground. We are waiting for the activation of the provisions of the Constitution through legislation,” the Anglican cleric said.
“The state has given space for churches and Christians to express their views on laws related to them, such as the law on building churches and the unified law onpersonal status, which is worthy of praise and appreciation,” the bishop continued. “But there is a need to consider removing the religion field from identity cards to eliminate discrimination.”
Source: MidEast Christian News