Italian Church leaders will review properties, consider tax payments
CWN - December 12, 2011
Catholic Church leaders in Italy have agreed to examine situations in which properties owned by the Church should be subject to taxation.
Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, the president of the Italian bishops’ conference, said that Church leaders would review their property holdings in response to the nation’s economic crisis. While he defended the policy that exempts the Church (and other non-profit groups) from taxation, Cardinal Bagnasco said that the exemption should not be stretched beyond its original intentions. “If there have been concrete cases in which a tax that should have been paid wasn’t, we should verify the abuse and end it,” he said.
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