Belarus bans film on Soviet-era persecution of Christians
Catholic World News - November 11, 2010
The government of Belarus has prohibited the showing of Forbidden Christ, a film documenting the persecution of Protestants during the Stalin era, at a Catholic film festival.
Belarus, whose government maintains close ties with Russia and has never repudiated the old Communist regime, still exercises strict controls on religious activity, especially for smaller Protestant sects. The government has announced that church organizations have no right to challenge rulings that bar distribution of religious literature the state deems inappropriate.
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