Building a space of worship is no longer an impossible undertaking, be it a church, mosque, or synagogue – The Generalitit of Catalonia has approved a law that aims to eliminate the discretion of town halls, while at the same time, authorizing the opening of places of worship. The law suggests that health and safety measures must meet minimum oratories, and municipalities must set aside land for spaces of worship in new urban plans. This plan of equal religious treatment has outraged the Catholic Church. Concern of the law was cited, as the Bishop of Urgell stated that various places of worship have a different nature, content, and specific and different purposes.

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