Czech cardinal presses government for compensation on confiscated church property
CWN - September 13, 2012
Cardinal Dominik Duka of Prague is pressing the government of the Czech Republic for a final decision on proposals to compensate the Church for the properties that were confiscated by the country’s Communist regime.
The issue of restitution for Church property has been debated for decades in the Czech Republic. Although successive governments have agreed in principle to compensate the Church, progress toward an agreement has been stymied by the technical details of tracing property ownership, the financial pressures on the government budget, and vocal protests by secularists against proposals that are seen as support for the Church.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach five million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our March expenses ($27,157 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!