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Czech Republic: Church to receive $2.5B in compensation

Catholic World News - October 04, 2011

The government of the Czech Republic will pay the Catholic Church 47 billion korunas ($2.5 billion) over 17 years in compensation for property confiscated during the Communist era (1948-89), according to a proposal outlined by the government’s culture ministry.

Under the proposal, the Czech Republic will pay the full salaries of all clergy for three years and then pay smaller portions of the salaries in ensuing years.

Sixteen other religious bodies will also receive compensation.

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