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BAPTIST SERVICE INTERRUPTED BY POLICE IN THE TOWN OF SVETLOGORSK, BELARUS
Worship service of IUCECB Church was taking place in late May in a private house located at Parichskaya Street 4а, Svetlogorsk, Gomel Region, Belarus. At 10:20 a.m. two plain-clothed individuals literally broke into the house and started recording the service with a video camera. They did not respond to a request to show their credentials or...
SERVICE IN “TRANSFIGURATION” GOD’S CHURCH IN GOMEL INTERRUPTED BY SPECIAL PURPOSE POLICE UNIT
Administrative offense reports were drawn up by police officers against Sergei Nikolayenko, Pastor of “Transfiguration” God’s Church, and five members of the congregation who are now forced to sign them. On 31 May the legitimately rented premises of the temple where a Sunday service had been taking place were raided by the...
KOSTYUKOVICHI, BELARUS: OBSTACLES TO RELIGIOUS SERVICES
Dear Brothers and Sisters, On 20.02.2011 the representatives of the authorities prevented us from holding a Sunday service in the church of the International Council of Churches of Evangelical Baptists located in the town of Kostyukovichi, Mogilev Region, Republic of Belarus. Two KGB officers and S.L. Starovoytova, Head of the Ideology Department...
BELARUS: Homeless shelter officially closed; Baptists fined
Officials have stripped the legal status from the House of Mary shelter for homeless people, run by young Catholic layman Aleksei Shchedrov in his village home in western Belarus. The 13 residents he cares for might end up back on the streets. The head of the Village Council, the tax authorities and the local police had all made visits...
NEW LIFE CHURCH IN MINSK MANAGED TO ASSERT ITS RIGHTS TO THE BUILDING
The congregation of New Life Full Gospel Church managed to assert its rights to the church building. The Economic Court of Minsk dismissed the case against the Church and filed it in the archives, reports Lately, a Christian information agency http://latelynews.org,with reference to Belapan. Sergey Lukanin, the Church’s lawyer, told Belapan...
Persecutions - Gomel, Belarus - feb.18, 2014
Dear brothers and sisters, 01/28/2014 in city Gomel (Belarus) a trial took place against brothers Alexander Alexandrovich Zolotarev, Oleg Valeriyovych Danilevsky, and Dmitry Vladimirovich Sidorenko. Brother A.A. Zolotarev was accused, since on 12/22/2013 he (see Post number 44 from 25.12.2013) "... organized a religious service "Church of...
ZHODINO, BELARUS: OBSTACLES TO RELIGIOUS SERVICES
Dear Brothers and Sisters, On 14.08.2011 police officers from the town of Zhodino, Minsk Region, Republic of Belarus, interrupted a religious service in the church of the International Council of Churches of Evangelical Baptists. On 20.09.2011 Brother Alexei F. Abramovich, owner of the house where the service had been held, was brought before...
 
 
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