Algeria: Government Seals Three More Churches as Crackdown Continues


The Algerian government sealed three churches in Oran on July 7, the latest closings in a government campaign against Christian churches that began in 2017. In November of that year, Algerian authorities began closing churches via a national ordinance mandating that permission must be obtained to use any building for non-Muslim worship. Since the ordinance was enacted in 2006, national authorities have not responded to any application for permission to use a facility for that purpose.


Pray for wisdom for the church leaders and that the churches will receive permission to re-open soon.

Pray that the government crackdown on churches would cease and that no more churches would be closed.

Pray that Christians in Algeria will be able to worship freely, and that their oppressors will receive salvation in Christ.

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