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I found this excerpt - "They keep selling and closing properties, while we [traditionalists] are busy building and restoring” - reading the following article: The fate of Catholic Europe: The void within | The Economist.
I am wondering if the author's point is to say that liberals keep selling and closing the _goods of the church_, such as churches, works of art, etc.
Is "property" a synonim for "possessions _of the church_"?
Thank you in advance,
They mean real estate here. The liberal church is closing churches and selling the buildings and land.