Mass church closure More than 8,000 churches in Rwanda have been closed by the government after they failed to meet requirements laid down earlier this year, it was revealed in July. World Watch Monitor Locked church door | photo: iStock en previously reported that 700 churches had their activities suspended on 1 March, as a result of the restrictive new law. subscribe now Join today to gain access to the rest of this article and many others. more info login If you are already a subscriber, log in to continue. log in access code If you have an access code, enter it here: Go free trial Get free access for 14 days: Sign up Click here to find out how we take care of your personal data.