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U. S. Embassy in Minsk supports the New Life Church

Chargé d’Affaires Jeffrey Giauque met today with the Full Gospel New Life Church after authorities evicted the community from its place of worship and barred it from returning to the building. He shared the United States’ concern over the eviction and the authorities’ demands that the community pay tax arrears – which religious groups are legally exempt from. The United States reaffirms our support for religious freedom of any group, including Full Gospel communities and the New Life Church, and calls on the authorities to restore this congregation’s ability to meet and pray without restrictions or financial penalties at facilities that are safe and secure.

U. S. Embassy in Minsk