The church ser­vice that never ends

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From Oc­to­ber to De­cem­ber, a marathon church ser­vice ran for more than six weeks with­out tak­ing a break at Bethel Church, in the Dutch city of The Hague. The ser­vice started in or­der to pro­tect an Ar­me­nian fam­ily from de­por­ta­tion, as Dutch law pre­vents the po­lice from dis­rupt­ing a church ser­vice to make an ar­rest. The Tam­razyans, who have lived in the Nether­lands since 2010, had their asy­lum sta­tus re­cently over­turned af­ter a five-year pro­ce­dure. More than 550 pas­tors from about 20 de­nom­i­na­tions have taken part in the ser­vice.

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