New constitution in Egypt worse than old one

Though most Christians in Egypt celebrated the overthrow of President Mohammed Morsi, a Coptic Catholic bishop says the country’s new constitution is worse than the old one.

“The provisions that in the old constitution seemed bad in the eyes of Christians are highlighted in the new text,” said Kamal Fahim Awad (Boutros) Hanna of Minya.

He said the text says the interpretation of Sharia law should be in accordance with the body of laws developed in the early centuries of Islam, and an article on the rights of Christians and Jews has been eliminated.

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