Last February, we received 607 gifts, but fell short. This year we need 700. We have 3 to go—donate now!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Russian Orthodox reject Catholic protest on seized church property

Catholic World News - November 15, 2010

The Russian Orthodox diocese of Kalingrad has rejected a Catholic prelate’s complaints about the seizure of a Catholic parish church in Kalingrad.

The Orthodox diocese said it is “more than strange” that Moscow’s Catholic Archbishop Paolo Pezzi protested the transfer of church ownership, since the residents of the region, which was once mostly Catholic and Lutheran, now identify themselves as Orthodox.

Disputes over church properties in the nations that once composed the Soviet bloc often revolve around questions of changing religious allegiances. These questions are complicated by the fact that the Communist regimes generally allowed some liberty to the Orthodox churches, while repressing Catholic churches.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

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 seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our February expenses ($6,729 to go):
$35,000.00 $28,270.54
19% 81%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

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!

Show 1 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: umpynelson3459 - Nov. 15, 2010 7:00 PM ET USA

    Theft is still theft no matter how you cut it. It is especially bad when it's between brothers..

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

Two good publishers, six new books for Lent 18 hours ago
Another awkward 'clarification' from the Vatican February 25
Former Israeli ambassador explains how to make 'two-state solution' realistic February 25
Solidarity Campaign: Going well, thanks! And how can you help? February 25
Considering the World of Film February 24

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis to address Congress in joint session in September CWN - February 5