The Government has sent to Congress the list with the 34,961 properties that the Church put in his name between 1998 and 2015 based on the mortgage law of José María Aznar, which allowed him to certify the ownership of homes, plots and even parking lots or vineyards with a simple ecclesiastical certification. It is the first step to put black on white what assets you have in your name and, from there, analyze if they correspond to you. “From now on it will be possible to consult the origin of these registrations, which could make it possible to claim the assets in the event of a conflict over their ownership,” state government sources. However, the groups that have been demanding the recovery of some of those properties for years see what was approved this Tuesday as an insufficient measure. At the same time, the Episcopal Conference shows calm before the possible resources of administrations or individuals.
Castilla y León and Galicia were the communities in which the Church registered the most properties thanks to the Aznar law