- Dec 8, 2019
The Czech Republic’s top court has dismissed legislation that would have taxed the compensation churches receive from the state for property seized during the country’s communist era.
Czech lawmakers on Tuesday approved a proposal drafted by Communist lawmakers to tax the compensation that the country’s churches receive from the state for property seized by the former Communist regime.
Pope Francis urged legislators from the Czech Republic and Slovakia to honor their nations’ Christian heritage by working to increase “mutual acceptance and solidarity.”
On Wednesday Jan. 23, 2019, the lower house of Czech Parliament has approved a proposal drafted by the Communist Party to tax the compensation that the country’s churches receive for property seized by the former Communist regime.
Seeking Christian unity is more urgent than ever because of the ongoing persecution of Christians, Pope Francis told an Orthodox leader.
Jesuit Father Hans Zollner, a “man on a mission” when it comes to child protection and the fight against sexual abuse, spends astonishing amounts of time delivering training on the subject all over the world, and says, “I see change happening.”