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Ukraine OKs property law that could affect 12,000 churches

Jan 17, 2019 - Associated Press Financial Wire

MINSK, Belarus (AP) - Ukraine's parliament on Thursday adopted a bill spelling out procedures for transferring church property after a new unified Ukrainian Orthodox church was granted independence.

The bill could potentially affect some 12,000 churches in Ukraine and vast amounts of property, including the gems of Orthodox Christianity like the vast Pechersk Monastery in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev.

The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople earlier this month granted independence...