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Jiangsu House Churches Closed Due to “COVID Restrictions”

Jiangsu House Churches Closed Due to “COVID Restrictions”

A church cross under the blue sky. A church cross under the blue sky.
ByAttoney Li August 11, 2021
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A house church door in Jiangsu Province was sealed to “reduce mass gatherings in compliance with coronavirus restrictions”, according to a local pastor.

The anonymous pastor said on August 3 that the place where his congregation gathered on Aug 1 was sealed by local authorities.

Government workers interrupted the ongoing in-person Sunday service in which the pastor was going to preach after the communion service. Shouting the words “reducing mass gatherings in compliance with coronavirus restrictions” through a loudspeaker, they cut off electricity, then had the door sealed.

Some other house churches in the area were also shut down. A house church in a surrounding town even announced the suspension of in-person services on its own initiative.

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