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Situated in the northeast corner of the African continent, Egypt has undergone its fair share of geopolitical turmoil over the years. Despite the recent Arab Spring, its political and religious climate is still dominated by Islamic concerns and hegemony with little by way of actual freedom for dissidents.

According to Christianity in North Africa-West Asia (2018), Egypt has one of the largest number of Christians in the MENA region. With a total population of 91,508,000 people, Egypt is one of the largest Arab countries. 7,673,000 individuals identify as C…

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Crace, Benjamin, “Egypt”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 27 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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