CNA Newsroom, Sep 1, 2022 / 03:50 am
Silent prayer gatherings near an abortion counseling facility cannot be prohibited, a German court ruled Wednesday.
The decision lifts a ban issued in 2019 by the city of Pforzheim in southwest Germany and upheld in May 2021 by a lower court decision.
The Mannheim Administrative Court ruled on Aug. 31 that “authorities could only make an assembly dependent on such a condition if public safety would be directly endangered if the assembly were held. This was not the case here.”
The prayer organizer welcomed the decision.