H.Res.306 - Urging the Republic of Turkey to safeguard its Christian heritage and to return confiscated church properties.

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  • Official: Urging the Republic of Turkey to safeguard its Christian heritage and to return confiscated church properties. as introduced.

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06/15/11
 
12/13/11
 
12/13/11

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Edward Royce

R-CA

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Official Summary

Expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that the Secretary of State, in all official contacts with Turkish leaders and officials, should emphasize that Turkey should: (1) end all forms of religious discrimination; (2) allow the rightful church and lay owners of Christian church

Official Summary

Expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that the Secretary of State, in all official contacts with Turkish leaders and officials, should emphasize that Turkey should:
(1) end all forms of religious discrimination;
(2) allow the rightful church and lay owners of Christian church properties to organize prayer services, religious education, clerical training, social services, and other religious activities;
(3) return to their rightful owners all Christian churches and other places of worship, monasteries, schools, hospitals, holy sites, and other religious properties, including artwork and manuscripts; and
(4) allow the rightful church and lay owners of Christian church properties to preserve and reconstruct all Christian churches and other places of worship, monasteries, schools, hospitals, holy sites, and other religious properties within Turkey.

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