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High Court seeks info on church properties 

Lucknow : The Lucknow bench of Allahabad high court on Monday asked the state government to submit details of church properties being used for commercial purposes in Uttar Pradesh.

A bench of Justice Vikram Nath and Justice DS Tripathi passed the order on a PIL filed by Swaraj Party of India, The Times of India reported.

The petition stated that the use of church properties for commercial purposes is illegal under the Places of Worship Special Provision Act, 1991.

The petitioner has sought ban on such use, and action against the churches violating the norms. The court has asked the government to collect details within two weeks.

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4 Responses to High Court seeks info on church properties

  1. Vikram

    We need a new martin Luther for all the Christian denominations to set right. Jesus never built any church buildings. He said our body is temple of Lord. So why should there be a man made buildings to promote Christ teachings?

  2. Achachan

    Good people like Thankspan can do lot in this direction without going on accusing somebody and evolving a suitable machinery taking all stake holders into confidence. Yes we need lot of changes. First of all we must realise that our foremost loyalty is to Christ and Jis Churvh

  3. Thankapan vaidhyar

    Can there be commercial properties in the church? Christ chased the people who were engaged in commercial work in the Jerusalem temple! I think Christ today is alive through court to challenge the commercial properties of the church.
    Church must foster tithe, which is proposed by God himself. And stop all the commercial institutions… Let the better able laymen do it. Religious sisters and catholic priests and brothers do pastoral work… Support the laity. Now a days priests and sisters are interested in teaching other religious lips like yoga, meditation etc. They don’t have time for prayers of the church.
    we should not wonder to hear, The institution sisters and father’s are earning money by selling holy Eucharist to devil worshippers, money money money is the cause of all other evils.

    Never forget Martin Luther who divided the Catholic Church, was a Catholic monk/religious of high rank in Catholic Church once.

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