Society
Chris Johnstone|08.11.2011

Czech ministry insists pre-Communist seizures not covered in church bill

The Czech Ministry of Culture has sought for a second time in so many weeks to stress that the wording of a proposed bill on restituting confiscated church property does not at the moment cover any seizures that took place before the Communist regime took total power in Czechoslovakia in February 1948.

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Society
Chris Johnstone|26.10.2011

Czech gov’t says church restitution deal will only cover Communist seizures

The Czech Ministry of Culture has given assurances that an historic deal over restitution with religious groups – which was decades in the making – is not in danger and will not stretch back to assets taken before the Communist seizure of power in February 1948. But the episode has highlighted some of the unjust seizures that took place before Communists were fully in power.

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