(ANS) – Emmanuel Pentecostal Church in Moscow now appears to be making headway in its long term quest to build or acquire a building. However, the progress has not come without cost to church members. A third member of the 1000-strong Emmanuel Pentecostal Church was recently sentenced to five days’ imprisonment. According to Forum 18 News Service, a Moscow court passed the sentence against the individual for taking part in what the city authorities maintain was an unsanctioned demonstration in support of believers’ rights. The Protestant church members said they were protesting against general discrimination, and specifically the Moscow authorities’ refusal to allow their church to build or acquire a building in the Russian capital.
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