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Canon law is the term used for the internal ecclesiastical law which governs various churches, most notably the Roman Catholic Church, the Union of Utrecht of the Old Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox Churches and the Anglican Communion of Churches. The way that such church law is legislated, interpreted and at times adjudicated varies widely among these three bodies of churches.

Church and the Property Ownership

The Dennis Canon is a common (though unofficial and unfavored) name used for Title I.7.4 (as presently numbered) of the Canons of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America. ...

Property Restitution in Central and Eastern Europe: The State of Affairs for American Claimants   

Summary of Property Restitution in Central Eastern Europe: U.S. Department of State 

Trust Law and the Church  

The trustees are the legal owners of the trust property (or trust corpus), but they are obliged to hold the property for the benefit of one or more individuals or organizations (the beneficiary, a.k.a. cestui que use or cestui que trust), usually specified by the settlor. The trustees owe a fiduciary duty to the beneficiaries, who are the "beneficial" owners of the trust property.

A most interesting question relating to a Trust Law is presented when we examine the validity of the Land Ownership entrusted to various Churches and Holy Orders during the Ottoman occupation of Central Europe (16 -18 centuries). 

Civil Legislature and the Church

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