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New Life Church logo A hearing by the Belarusian Supreme Economic Court is scheduled for December 22 to decide the fate of the New Life Church in Minsk, according to the church's website. The purpose of the hearing is to determine whether the verdict of the Minsk City Executive Committee to seize the church building along with the land was legal or not. Pray for the outcome of this hearing.

To learn more on the persecution of Christians in Belarus, go to the Belaurs Country Report.

Country Information

Designation
Persecuted

Population
9,477,918 (July 2020 est.)

Religion (%)
Orthodox (48.3), Catholic (7.1), Other (3.5), None (41.1)

Ethnicity (%)
Belarusian (83.7), Russian (8.3), Polish (3.1), Ukrainian (1.7), other (2.4), unspecified (0.9)

Leader
President Aleksandr Lukashenko (1994)

Government type
Presidential republic in name, although in fact a dictatorship

Legal system
Civil law system.

Source: CIA World Factbook

Pray for Belarus

Pray for increased freedom of religion – not only indicated as mere written words in the country’s constitution but also demonstrated as a living reality in the lives of the oppressed believers. May there be a lifting of restraints on evangelical groups in their efforts to spread the Gospel and plant new churches.

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