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Czech Republic to offer compensation for Church property seized by Communist government

Catholic World News - January 11, 2012

The Czech government has finalized an agreement that will result in compensation of about $2.5 billion to the Catholic Church for properties that had been confiscated by the nation’s Communist regime.

Under the agreement—which was hotly contested by political leaders in the largely secularized country—the government will no longer pay the salaries of religious ministers.

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