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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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  • Posted by: Thomas429 - Jun. 05, 2013 6:20 PM ET USA

    Aleluhia! Especially the part that takes the church off of the government role.