Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Indian State Proposes Controlling Board For Church Property

In the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, the government is taking steps to form an agency to manage Catholic Church properties, including cemeteries, similar to the Muslim Wakf Board that manages Muslim religious properties. Calcutta's Telegraph reported Saturday that Church leaders plan to file suit in the Jabalpur High Court to prevent implementation of the plan. The state's Minorities Commission says the proposal is designed to increase transparency in management of Church properties.