This week, British police shut down a Good Friday service at a Roman Catholic church in south London, describing the “gathering” as “unlawful.”
Interrupting a Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion service at Christ the King Polish church in Balham, a police officer was asked to explain the situation to the congregation.
“Ladies and gentleman,” the officer began. “This gathering is unfortunately law — unlawful under the Coronavirus regulations we have currently.”
Police broke up a Good Friday service in the United Kingdom.
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“You are not allowed to meet inside with this many people under law,” the officer continued. “At this moment in time, you need to go home.”
The officer then proceeded to threaten the congregation, saying that they could be fined or even arrested if they failed to comply.
“Failure to comply with this direction to leave and go to your home address ultimately could