ALGERIA: Another Church to be Closed
  • 24 October 2019

Algerian Christians request continued prayer as the systematic government campaign to close churches escalates. On 17 October, another church was informed that it will soon be closed. Christians, who demonstrated peacefully were then arrested by the police. Leaders of the church of Freha have been summoned by police and informed the church will be sealed […]

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ALGERIA: Another Church Building Forcibly Closed
  • 03 October 2019

Algerian Christians request prayer as the campaign to close churches continues. On 24 September, the police director of Boghni announced that a church building in Boghni had been sealed, based on a closure order issued by the Governor of Tizi Ouzou. Boghni is located 35 km south of Tizi Ouzou. The church building serves two […]

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ALGERIA: Another Officially Mandated Church Closure
  • 14 August 2019

On 6 August, a church in Bouidjima was officially closed by the National Gendarmerie for failing to have a permit. A government mandate, requiring permits for all churches, was issued in 2006. Yet, even though applications have been properly submitted, the requested permits were not issued. One Algerian church leader refers to the officials’ implementation […]

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ALGERIA: Authorities Shut Down Church Again
  • 31 January 2019

Christians in Algeria request prayer for a congregation in the Kayblie region, which faces ongoing pressure from the authorities. After officials sealed the church building in October, the congregation continued to meet for worship in a tent erected in the church yard. On 28 January, the National Gendarmerie informed the owner of the tent that […]

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ALGERIA: Christian Acquitted of Blasphemy Charges
  • 17 January 2019

An Algerian Christian farmer from a Muslim background was acquitted of blasphemy charges on 30 December. This farmer became a Christian in 2013 and his wife’s family discovered his conversion. Because of their threats, the farmer moved his family to another province where he began work as a labourer. Their new location was discovered in […]

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