Social media giant Facebook has blocked nearly two dozen Roman Catholic pages, some with millions of followers, and has refused to provide an explanation for its actions. The Catholic News Agency reported on Tuesday that 21 of the Catholic pages known to be blocked are based in Brazil, though there were also four English-language pages. The “Jesus and Mary” page, for instance, has over 1.7 million followers.

Godwin Delali Adadzie of Ghana said Monday that he received a Facebook notification asking him to upload a photo of himself because his personal account had been “suspected of suspicious activities.” His “Jesus and Mary” page had been disabled, and despite reviewing Facebook’s guidelines, he could not see what he had done to violate any rules. Adadzie told ChurchPOP, “This page is the joy of my apologetics ministry online. It is like the digital heartbeat of my ministry.” READ MORE