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  • Cuba: 2,000 petition for pastor’s release

    Christian Post

    More than 2,000 people have signed a petition demanding the release of a Protestant pastor imprisoned without trial in Cuba. The petition calls for the release of Pastor Rosales Fajardo, who has been detained without trial for over two months for participating in peaceful protests against the ongoing shortages of medicine and food resulting from Covid-19.

    Fajardo, who has been pastor of the Monte de Sion church for 20 years, faces charges including ‘disrespect’ and ‘public disorder’. If found guilty he could be jailed for between three and 20 years.

  • China: pastors told to behave on National Day

    Christian Today

    Christian ministers in China received strict warnings from Communist party representatives to keep a low profile during celebrations for the National Day of the People’s Republic of China.

    Some pastors were warned to ‘behave’, ‘be quiet’ and ‘be invisible in the public domain’. If the churches did not behave, their church meetings would run the risk of being stopped. There were also reports of authorities making regular calls to house church pastors to reiterate their ‘boundaries’.