Government Closes Church in Russia for Holding “Unregistered” Sunday School Classes

View from the Colonnade, St Isaac's Cathedral, St Petersburg (Wikimedia Commons)
View from the Colonnade, St Isaac’s Cathedral, St Petersburg (Wikimedia Commons)

The Harvest Church of St. Petersburg, Russia was closed by the Russian government without warning. Government officials reported that the church was conducting unregistered educational activities, namely holding Sunday school classes during the week without explicit permission.

Wade Kusack is the Project Manager for Russian Ministries; his specialty is religious issues in Russia. Krusack explained, “In Russia, the church is supposed to have registration. Without registration, no one has the right to practice their religion. The church was stripped of its legal registration.”

Since the Harvest Church did not acquire the proper documentation necessary to hold the weekday Christian education classes, the church was liquidated without question.

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SOURCE: Carrie Dedrick
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