Posted by: becketfund | August 23, 2007

Eritrea: Government Demands Control of Church-Run Social Services

Compass Direct reports that on August 16, the Eritrean government ordered two religious presences in the country, the Catholic Church and the Faith of Christ Church, to hand over control of all their “schools, clinics, orphanages and women’s vocational training centers” to the government. Meanwhile, Christian minorities in the area continue to face problems at the hands of the authorities; on August 19, six men and four women from Asmara’s Full Gospel Church were arrested by police and detained for “worshipping together”.

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