Persecution Update, June 2019 - ALGERIA

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In Algeria only 1% of the population are followers of the Cross, and these believers are often persecuted for their faith. Under a controversial law that forbids “undermining the faith of a Muslim,” a pastor was fined over $800 last year for possessing Bibles. Since November 2017, eight Protestant churches have been closed by the government for failure to have the proper registration. One of these churches had applied for registration in 2013, but the government refused to process their application and has now threatened to demolish the church building. Furthermore, Christians have been arrested for sharing the Gospel of Jesus with Muslims. Pray for God’s grace for these believers as they seek to be faithful to Christ while facing persecution from the government and also their families.