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Czech parliament approves return of confiscated Church properties

November 09, 2012

The Czech parliament has approved the return of Church properties confiscated during the Communist era. The property, valued at $7 billion, will be returned over the next three decades and includes 6% of the nation’s fields and forests.

The Czech government currently pays clergy salaries, but under the agreement, the Church would gradually lose government funding.

Cardinal Dominik Duka of Prague said that he was “glad” that the “painstakingly negotiated compromise on religious restitution” was approved.


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