Posted by: becketfund | July 27, 2007

Moldova: Orthodox Church Given Prominent Status in New Law

Interfax reports that Moldova’s parliament has adopted a new version of the country’s religions law, following the president’s refusal to sign an earlier draft, which would have allowed new faiths to register more easily. The present law, which includes amendments added by the president, recognizes the “primary role of the Orthodox Christian religion and the Orthodox Church in life, history and culture of the people of Moldova”. The new version of the law will also make it more difficult for “sectarian cults” to operate.

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