The Algerian government has sealed 16 churches since 2017.
The Algerian government sealed three churches in Oran on July 7, the latest closings in a government campaign against Christian churches that began in 2017.
In November of that year, Algerian authorities began closing churches via a national ordinance mandating that permission must be obtained to use any building for non-Muslim worship. Since the ordinance was enacted in 2006, national authorities have not responded to any application for permission to use a facility for that purpose. Pray for wisdom for the church leaders and that the churches will receive permission to re-open soon. Pray that the government crackdown on churches would cease and that no more churches would be closed.