Russia    RELIGIOUS ORDERS CHANGE STATUS AFTER BAN ON JESUITS
Since Russian authorities have refused to re-register the Jesuits, other orders have been devising strategies to ensure they do not suffer the same fate.
    The Salesians decided to register their l7-student seminary as part of the jurisdiction of a local parish on the outskirts of Moscow. The Polish Province of Conventual Franciscans has decided to register its Russian presence as the Catholic Community of Saint Francis. Neither body is calling itself an order. But, as the Franciscan superior explained, "from the practical point of view, there is no difference."

10:12am 5/5/99 / Zenit
 
 


  
  


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