Czech high court upholds return of confiscated Church properties
June 05, 2013
The highest court in the Czech Republic has upheld the constitutionality of a 2012 law that would return religious properties confiscated during the Communist era.
The Church’s property, valued last year 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.
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- Czech parliament approves return of confiscated Church properties (CWN, 11/9/12)