- Jul 8, 2020
Tax authorities in India have interviewed Cardinal George Alencherry in connection with a series of suspicious land deals that caused the Vatican to send a special administrator into his archdiocese.
Religious denominations in the United States have been largely exempt from paying taxes, but some cracks are beginning to show.
A California jury convicted the man who owns the website catholic.org of tax evasion on Wednesday.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the Archbishop of Westminster, and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, have sent a joint letter to Israel’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom, urging the Israeli government to protect the “Status Quo” of holy sites in Jerusalem.
Leaders of the major Christian sects in Jerusalem say they are closing the Church of the Holy Sepulchre for several hours to protest an Israeli plan to tax their properties.
The heads and patriarchs of Christian churches in Jerusalem strongly denounced the city of Jerusalem’s plan to force churches to pay property taxes.