Religious Freedom Win: Canada Scraps Charges Against Anti-Lockdown Pastor Artur Pawlowski

Religious Freedom Win: Canada Scraps Charges Against Anti-Lockdown Pastor Artur Pawlowski


A court of appeals in Alberta, Canada, recently ruled that the arrest, jailing, and fining of a Christian pastor for resisting a Chinese coronavirus inspection of his church by police officers in April 2021 were illegal, the Canadian Press reported over the weekend.

Police officers arrested Pastor Artur Pawlowski, of Calgary, Alberta, multiple times over the past year in connection with his repeated resistance to pandemic-related rules while leading church services. Pawlowski presided over “large, maskless gatherings for church events in Calgary throughout the pandemic,” the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) recalled on July 22.

The Christian pastor and his congregation famously threw local police officers out of their house of worship on Easter Sunday 2021 when the officers attempted to disrupt the service to

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