Pastor Jailed For Holding Church Service During Canada’s Lockdown Wins Legal Victory

Pastor Jailed For Holding Church Service During Canada’s Lockdown Wins Legal Victory


A Canadian court has awarded a major legal win to Artur Pawlowski, the pastor who was arrested and jailed for holding a church service during Alberta’s lockdown.

Pawlowski, the minister of Calgary Street Church, was arrested by Calgary police in dramatic fashion in the middle of a busy highway on May 8 last year as he was driving home from church, where his congregation had gathered without masks in violation of public health orders.

Both Pawlowski and his brother Dawid Pawlowski were charged with organizing an illegal in-person gathering, as well as “requesting, inciting or inviting others” to participate with them.

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Later in October, a judge found them in contempt of Alberta’s May 6 health order. That judge also slapped a sanction on the pastor, mandating that whenever he publicly spoke

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