The nuns of Cairo flock to vote “no” on the constitution

The nuns of Cairo flock to vote “no” on the constitution 

15/12/2012

A church delegation comprising a number of priests, monks, and nuns from monasteries gathered in front Al-Rashid National School in eastern Cairo to vote “no” on the constitution.

The Church intensified mobilizing and channeling their followers to reject the constitution in the referendum, when priests launched so-called “visitation groups” in order to distribute leaflets urging Christians to vote “no” in the referendum, claiming that “a Brotherhood and Salafist constitution does not represent all the Egyptian people,” and that, “the text defining Islamic law will be applied on Copts later,” according to the publication.

The Church paid hundreds of priests and monks to vote “no” in the referendum in accordance with an agreement between Patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church Pope Tawadros II, National Salvation Front leaders, and diaspora Copts to unite against the adoption of the constitution.

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