Two thirds of churches burned in 2013 renovated by army: CEC
One of the burned churches - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: Two thirds of churches burned down during 2013 protests in the aftermath of the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi have been renovated by the army, Secretary-General of the Council of Egyptian Churches (CEC) Bishoy Helmy said Saturday.

Churches damaged in 2013 amounted to 72, and CEC set the order of churches to be renovated between Orthodox, Anglican and Catholic churches, Youm7 reported Helmy at a press conference.

CEC will also take over the legal affairs of churches that are facing difficulties in obtaining renovation or establishment permits.

In March 2011, a church was burned down in Helwan, south of Cairo, after a rumor spread that a Christian man and a Muslim woman were having an affair. The military also renovated the church.

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