ASIA-PACIFIC

Misleading social media posts claim Seoul government banned Bibles in city's churches

Published on 27/11/2020 at 11:07

Multiple posts shared on Facebook in November 2020 claim that South Korea’s Seoul Metropolitan Government has banned churches from displaying and using Bibles during their services. The claim is misleading; the city’s announcement on November 23, 2020 actually bans the sharing of communal Bibles among worshippers, as part of a city-wide effort to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus; city officials told AFP that individuals are permitted to read their personal Bibles in churches.