Iran Shuts Down Church, Removes Cross

A Presbyterian church belonging to the Assyrian community was shut down on Sunday by Iranian intelligence. The church was located in the northwestern section of Iran in the city of Tabriz.


According to the report, the congregants were left in shock and have not been allowed to hold services in the building since the raid.

Before the 1979 Islamic Revolution, the Assyrian community in Iran totaled approximately 200,000 people, Radio Farda noted.

However, since then many have fled and in 2015 only 32,000 Assyrians were left in the country, mostly in Tehran.

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Source: Iran Shuts Down Church, Removes Cross | The Jerusalem Post

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