Estonia struggles with church conundrum

  • 1999-01-21
  • Rebecca Santana
TALLINN - Representatives from the Moscow and Constantinople Orthodox churches will be coming to Estonia to discuss the property issues that have divided the two churches for years and have strained Estonian-Russian relations.After a meeting in Geneva in November, the Moscow and Constantinople churches decided to send a delegation to Estonia to decide who should control church properties. Estonian Prime Minister Mart Siimann appointed Minister of Internal Affairs Olari Taal to represent the Estonian government and said he welcomed the talks. However, a representative from the Constantinople...
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