Cuban government authorities demolish Assemblies of God church building and block other churches from opening

Government officials in Cuba have demolished an Assemblies of God church building and are preventing other churches from opening again after COVID-19 measures were lifted, Morning Star News reported Sunday. The Cuban government claimed the building was demolished to lay piping for a cement plant, but such infrastructure would have required the destruction of local homes and the relocation of residents: none of this has happened.

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China Government Resumes Crack-Down on Churches

Having relaxed its COVID-19 restrictions, in April the Chinese government resumed and intensified its crack-down on churches, the Christian Post reports. At least 48 Three-Self churches and meeting places were reportedly shut down in Yugan County in the province of Jiangxi from April 18 to 30. Over 10 percent of the more than 1 million residents of Yugan County are Protestants attending some 300 official Three-Self churches.

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Continued harassment for Christians during coronavirus outbreak

Christians in China have reported ongoing harassment from government authorities during the coronavirus crisis. China is ranked as one of the world’s worst countries in the persecution of Christians, according to the Open Doors USA’s World Watch List.

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Christians attacked in days prior to Trump's first India visit

Significant attacks on Christians occurred in the days prior to US President Donald Trump's first visit to India, during which religious freedom was expected to be a main item in discussions with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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