DAILY CATHOLIC     TUESDAY     September 15, 1998     vol. 9, no. 180

NEWS & VIEWS
from a CATHOLIC perspective

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ROMANIAN ORTHODOX, CATHOLICS CLASH OVER CHURCH

          BUCHAREST (CWNews.com) - Romanian Orthodox clashed with Eastern-Rite Catholics last week over a church being jointly used by both groups in northwest Romania, police said on Thursday.

          Catholics confronted the local Orthodox priest last Tuesday after they tried to enter the church and found the locks had been changed by the Orthodox. A fight broke out with about 50 people eventually becoming involved. Police said no arrests were made and no injuries were reported. The church is under joint use while ownership is being considered by a court.

          Catholics have been able to worship freely in Romania since the fall of Communism in 1989. The former Communist government had outlawed Catholicism and transferred Catholic churches to the Orthodox Church in 1948, which Catholics now want returned.


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September 15, 1998       volume 9, no. 180
NEWS & VIEWS

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