For immediate use
16 January 2013
The Coptic Orthodox Church UK
Media and Communications Office
Having spoken to Nadia Eweida on 16 January 2013 to congratulate her on winning her case at the European Court of Human Rights, His Grace Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of The Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom issued the following statement saying:
‘Having provided personal and pastoral support for Nadia throughout her courageous effort to seek justice over the past 6 years I, along with The Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom, have considered her case one of extreme importance, offering support in laying a precedent for people who may be placed in a similar predicament. Witnessing the many parts of the world in which the significant human rights of faith and belief are limited or even revoked, whether passively or aggressively, we hold fast to calling for these God-given rights to be upheld and protected in the United Kingdom.’
The full statement can be viewed online via www.CopticMediaUK.com or by clicking here.