Posted by: becketfund | March 15, 2007

Russia: Officials Take Notice of Catholic, Orthodox Properties

Forum 18 reports that Catholic and Orthodox communities across Russia are beginning to report an “inordinate level of state interest” in their properties, a problem previously experienced only by Protestant communities in the country. Officials have begun to show a marked interest in the communities’ places of worship, becoming particular about certain aspects of building design and safety. Any irregularities in the building may be considered grounds for condemning or demolishing the property.


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