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Indonesia: churches forced to close

On December 13, the Cimahi municipal government sealed a church building, located in a housing subdivision, with a sign hanging on the gateway stating: ‘This building is for a residence and may not be used for worship services or similar activities’, leaving its pastor Titus distressed.

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Street scene in Cimahi

Church officials had long ago applied for a permit, with the application delayed in bureaucracy without explanation, as commonly happens to Christian attempts in Indonesia. The building had been used for worship for decades without any objection from the surrounding community.