Tag: COVID-19 lockdown

Restrictions on religion at high levels worldwide even before lockdowns

Pew found that 43 countries were found to have “high” or “very high” social hostilities regarding religion.

Ugandan church sues government over "draconian" COVID-19 worship ban

In response to an increase in COVID-19 cases, long-serving Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni enacted strict lockdown measures.

Canadian health authorities barricade a church

Earlier this year, the church's pastor was jailed for a month and a half for refusing to respect health restrictions.

Police in Ireland fine Catholic priest for offering public Masses

Police have fined a Catholic priest for celebrating public Masses amid a nationwide lockdown.

Malta's Episcopate cancels Masses for the faithful

Parish offices will only be open for basic services and preferably by appointment only.

Christians criticise ban on communal worship in Scotland

If the claim is successful, the Scottish Government could be ordered to let churches open immediately.

Baptism service broken up by police for defying lockdown rules in Great Britain

“The pastor agreed not to proceed with the baptism or the in-person indoor service,” explained a police spokesman.

San Diego strip clubs reopen while churches remain closed

Many California churches have been fighting legal battles with authorities for months to reopen in-person services.

Victims of COVID-19 starve to death in quarantine camps in North Korea

North Korea is ranked as the number one persecutor of Christians in the world by Open Doors 2020 World Watch List.

Missionaries: "Everything has changed but we stay where we are"

"We have learnt in the mission that nothing is impossible for God."