Libyan Church Hearing Rescheduled with Eviction Looming
09/13/2021 Libya (International Christian Concern) – Union Church in Tripoli expects to be evicted shortly from its place of meeting for the last 51 years. Today, September 13, another hearing is being held, rescheduled from August 26 due to concerns related to the pandemic.
Their current rental property was returned to the heirs of the original owners by a government committee in 2011 after the Ghaddafi regime had expropriated the land from others in 1970. At the time, Union Church had its own rental agreement which was then confiscated by the government and they were provided their current meeting place, which had also been expropriated. The Union Church and three other multi-national Protestant churches share the building currently.
Although the Union Church has attempted to find an agreement with the owners to rent for one year and then buy it from them, the price being asked is above market value and beyond the capabilities of the church.
Join ICC in praying for the results of the hearing today, and for the future of the Union Church of Tripoli as they determine their meeting location to continue worship.
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