Posted by: becketfund | May 20, 2010

Russia: New Law Allows Churches to Receive Titles for Soviet Buildings

MOSCOW – The government committee of the Russian Federation has signed into law a new bill on transfer of property intended for religious use to religious organizations, Interfax reported on May 20.  The law will allow parishes that function in former cinemas and shops, which were built on land taken from monasteries during the Soviet Union, to obtain titles for such buildings without charge.

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