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By Jules Gomes, Church Militant, April 3, 2021

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BALHAM, London ( – Metropolitan police officers unlawfully disrupted the Good Friday service at a Polish church in South London, ordering clergy to stop the Liturgy and threatening to fine or arrest faithful Catholics if they did not disperse immediately.

Police entered the sanctuary of Christ the King Church in Balham at around 6 p.m., during the Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion at the time of the rite of the Veneration of the Cross, the parish said in a statement.

“We were not allowed to finish the celebration. The police found our liturgical assembly illegal, ordering everyone to leave our church immediately, threatening a fine of £200 for each parishioner present or arrest,” the statement noted. …Continue reading >>>