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Wednesday, 28 February 2018

See Why Rwanda Government Shuts down Over 600 Churches

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In Africa, Pentecostal churches, often run by charismatic preachers claiming to be able to perform miracles, have grown rapidly in recent years. Some are massive, attracting thousands of worshippers each Sunday, but others consist of tiny structures built without planning permission and church leaders have at times been criticised for using loud public address systems to attract worshippers.

Those public speakers, give noise pollution and most of the churches structures or building are not up to standard says a Rwanda Government officials. 

Hence, the Rwanda Government shut down Most of them. Among the ones shut down are small Pentecostal churches and one mosque was also closed. A government official told the BBC that some of the more than 700 buildings shut down have already reopened after they were aproved by inspectors.

Some church premises exposed worshippers to unnecessary risks and could "cause danger to those worshipping," Mr Kangwagye told the Rwandan New Times newspaper. The reported crackdown is being carried out by the local authorities with the support of the Rwanda Governance Board, according to the New Times.

The vast majority of Rwandans are Christians but many also follow traditional practices.

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