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(LifeSiteNews) — A Canadian pastor was set free Wednesday after spending two nights in a Winnipeg jail for allegedly violating Manitoba’s COVID rules months ago.

“I’M FREE!! Thank you for all the prayers and support! Isa 40:31 KJV But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint,” tweeted Pastor Tobias Tissen of the Church of God Restoration, located in Steinbach, Manitoba.

Tissen was arrested Monday night by members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in front of his home during a traffic stop. Family members were looking on as he was handcuffed and placed in a police cruiser.

Manitoba Justice had issued a warrant against Tissen because he attended an anti-lockdown protest in Winnipeg in May that allegedly violated public health orders. At the time, no more than five people were allowed to gather outdoors.

Video of Tissen’s Monday arrest was posted on social media by Pastor Henry Hildebrandt of the Church of God in Aylmer, Ontario.

In the video, a voice can be heard saying, “Be strong buddy, you got this all day.”

Tissen’s mom was prevented by police from saying goodbye to him.

“My mom is moving to Austria, I’m not resisting, just let her give me a hug,” Tissen can be heard saying.

Shortly before being taken away, Tissen’s mom can be heard saying, “God bless you Tobias, be strong, I love you.”

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UPDATE 10/29/2021:

Joe Biden claims Pope Francis said he should continue receiving Holy Communion, despite the president's radical, anti-Catholic support for abortion. Biden asserted that the pontiff “was happy I’m a good Catholic,” and that the president should “keep receiving Communion.”

Please SIGN this urgent petition to Pope Francis urging him to clarify what he told Biden at his private audience in Rome. Biden should be facing formal excommunication because of his public and obstinate promotion of abortion, but instead we have the perverse situation in which he claims to have the blessing of the pope to sacrilegiously receive Our Lord in the Holy Eucharist. Pope Francis must clarify what exactly was said in order to avoid scandal and being complicit in such grave sin. If Joe Biden wishes to return to communion with the Church he must immediately and publicly stop and repent from his active support of the culture of death.

To ensure that this petition reaches Pope Francis, it will also be CC'ed to the Papal Nuncio of the United States, Archbishop Christophe Pierre, as well as to the Chairman of the Pro-Life Committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Archbishop Joseph Naumann.

Indeed, Joe Biden recently proposed a budget which would eliminate the Hyde Amendment, potentially allowing billions of taxpayer dollars to go to the funding of abortion domestically.

So, it is now an indisputable fact that Joe Biden, himself, is forcing abortion on the American public as well as around the world (e.g., Biden's executive order abolishing the Mexico City Policy).

However, since we know that the Church prioritizes abortion as the "pre-eminent" moral issue, and also how the pope has recently reiterated the teaching that abortion is "homicide," we ask the Pope to ensure that Biden's scandalous claim be clarified and his support for abortion be condemned.

This is the prime opportunity for the pope to make it crystal clear to Biden: Promoting abortion is absolutely and utterly incompatible with being in communion with the Church, and that those politicians who publicly and obstinately support abortion effectively put themselves outside communion with the Church, but also merit formal excommunication.

Joe Biden's active and concentrated promotion of abortion since he took office only 9 months ago is a grave scandal to the faithful of the United States, and to Catholics everywhere.

But, perhaps even more scandalous is the USCCB's decision not to directly and publicly address how Biden's radical, public promotion of abortion affects his standing in the Church.

The silence from our American shepherds is deafening.

Therefore, Pope Francis must now intervene to protect both the Holy Eucharist and our preborn brothers and sisters from death, to protect authentic Church teaching from deceitful "Catholics" like Joe Biden, and to protect the faithful from the grievous scandal caused by Biden's claims, action and the intolerable dithering and "dialoging" engaged in by the USCCB.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

'Biden will meet with Pope Francis to discuss ‘human dignity,’ but abortion left off agenda'

'Biden restores foreign aid to abortion by repealing Mexico City Policy'

'Removing the Hyde Amendment in Biden’s proposed budget will set a precedent'

ORIGINAL PETITION:

Joe Biden is scheduled to meet Pope Francis in Rome in a rapidly approaching audience on October 29th.

Please SIGN this urgent petition to Pope Francis urging him to tell Biden that he will face formal excommunication because of his public and obstinate promotion of abortion, and that if he wishes to return to communion with the Church he must immediately and publicly stop and repent from his active support of the culture of death.

To ensure that this petition reaches Pope Francis, it will also be CC'ed to the Papal Nuncio of the United States, Archbishop Christophe Pierre, as well as to the Chairman of the Pro-Life Committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Archbishop Joseph Naumann.

Indeed, Joe Biden recently proposed a budget which would eliminate the Hyde Amendment, potentially allowing billions of taxpayer dollars to go to the funding of abortion domestically.

So, it is now an indisputable fact that Joe Biden, himself, is forcing abortion on the American public as well as around the world (e.g., Biden's executive order abolishing the Mexico City Policy).

But, reports suggest that the pope and Biden are only supposed to speak about COVID and climate change...

However, since we know that the Church prioritizes abortion as the "pre-eminent" moral issue, and also how the pope has recently reiterated the teaching that abortion is "homicide," we ask the Pope to ensure that Biden's scandalous support of abortion become the central focus of their meeting.

This is the prime opportunity for the pope to make it crystal clear to Biden: Promoting abortion is absolutely and utterly incompatible with being in communion with the Church, and that those politicians who publicly and obstinately support abortion effectively put themselves outside communion with the Church, but also merit formal excommunication.

Joe Biden's active and concentrated promotion of abortion since he took office only 9 months ago is a grave scandal to the faithful of the United States, and to Catholics everywhere.

But, perhaps even more scandalous is the USCCB's decision not to directly and publicly address how Biden's radical, public promotion of abortion affects his standing in the Church.

The silence from our American shepherds is deafening.

Therefore, Pope Francis must now intervene to protect our preborn brothers and sisters from death, to protect authentic Church teaching from deceitful "Catholics" like Joe Biden, and to protect the faithful from the grievous scandal caused by Biden's action and the intolerable dithering and "dialoging" engaged in by the USCCB.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

'Biden will meet with Pope Francis to discuss ‘human dignity,’ but abortion left off agenda' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/biden-will-meet-with-pope-francis-to-discuss-human-dignity-abortion-left-off-agenda/

'Biden restores foreign aid to abortion by repealing Mexico City Policy' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/biden-restores-foreign-aid-to-abortion-with-repeal-of-mexico-city-policy/

'Removing the Hyde Amendment in Biden’s proposed budget will set a precedent' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/removing-the-hyde-amendment-in-bidens-proposed-budget-will-set-a-precedent/

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Tissen’s brother also tried to say goodbye to him, telling police, “Is this what Canada has come to, you can do this to somebody who has been a faithful pastor?”

Tissen was to be released Tuesday. However, according to his Twitter page, he was not released “due to his refusal to sign the conditions of release.

Some of the conditions included agreeing to “abide by all public health restrictions, and agreeing not to communicate with certain individuals.”

Tissen is being represented by the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF).

For months now, Tissen and his church have been battling the government health orders. The church, along with Tissen, has been fined thousands of dollars.

Just recently, Manitoba Chief Provincial Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin said that COVID restrictions including jab mandates will remain in place until at least mid-2022.

Manitoba has some of the strictest COVID rules in place in Canada. Since September 3, the province has had a vaccine passport that is needed to access restaurants, gyms, movie theaters, museums, and outdoor and indoor sporting events.

Even before the introduction of vaccine passports, the province had strict rules in place banning all gatherings.

Despite the province’s state of emergency officially ending Thursday, which had been in place since March 20, COVID rules will remain.

Tissen’s arrest and jailing come around the same time that Pastor Phil Hutchings of His Tabernacle Family Church located in Saint John, New Brunswick, was arrested for allegedly breaking local COVID rules.

Strict COVID rules also led to three Alberta Christian pastors to be put in jail earlier in the year.

One of these pastors, Artur Pawlowski, made international headlines after being arrested in a highway takedown in May. A judge ruled that Pawlowski would not have to serve extra jail time. However, he also ruled that Pawlowski must say COVID jabs “save lives” against his will when he speaks in public.

COVID rules, including vaccine passports, have been enacted even though people who have taken the experimental COVID-19 jabs can still contract and spread the disease.

The COVID jab trials have never produced evidence that vaccines stop infection or transmission. They do not even claim to reduce hospitalization, but the measurement of success is in preventing severe symptoms of COVID-19.

Contact information

Premier of Manitoba Kelvin Goertzen

Phone: 204-945-3714
Fax: 204-949-1484
Email [email protected]

204 Legislative Building
450 Broadway
Winnipeg, MB R3C 0V8

To contact your Manitoba MLA click here.

 

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