The Algerian government ordered another church closure in April. (Photo credit: Middle East Concern)
Another Algerian church has been ordered to close in an ongoing campaign by authorities to silence any witness for Christ in Algeria.
The church of Aouchiche received notice on April 6 that the governor had issued an administrative closure order and that the church should cease worship immediately. The church has more than 300 active congregants and has been a longstanding member of the Algerian Protestant Church. Since 2017, 17 churches from this organization have been closed by Algerian authorities.