The video documenting Pawlikowski's encounter with the local law enforcement went viral, receiving more than three million views.
The Chinese government often uses disease prevention as an excuse to violate religious freedom.
The once Catholic country turned out to be the only one in Europe where physical access to the Blessed Sacrament was so limited.
Californian restrictions on religion are where among the most restrictive in North America.
The report expains that “the pandemic fostered a wave of misinformation targeting religious minorities.”
Eight percent of respondents preferred not to disclose their frequency of religious attendance.
Earlier this year, the church's pastor was jailed for a month and a half for refusing to respect health restrictions.
Pastor Artur Pawlowski was born in Poland and lived under Soviet rule during part of his childhood.
The court found that enforcing the closure of churches violates fundamental human rights.
Hope United Church of Motherwell is being investigated for holding worship services that did not follow public health guidelines.