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Luxembourg - Constitution

Adopted on: 17 Oct 1868 (Document Status: 5 Nov 1998)

Article 19 [Freedom of Religion]

Freedom of religion and of public worship as well as freedom to express one's religious opinions are guaranteed, subject to the repression of offenses committed in the exercise of such freedoms.
Article 20 [No Forced Religion]
No one may be forced to take part in any way whatsoever in the acts and ceremonies of a religion or to observe its days of rest.
Article 22 [State and Church]
The State's intervention in the appointment and installation of heads of religions, the mode of appointing and dismissing other ministers of religion, the right of any of them to correspond with their superiors and to publish their acts and decisions, as well as the Church's relations with the State shall be made the subject of conventions to be submitted to the Chamber of Deputies for the provisions governing its intervention.
Article 25 [Assembly]
Luxembourgers have the right to assemble peaceably and unarmed in compliance with the laws governing the exercise of this right which may not require prior authorization. This provision does not apply to open-air political, religious, or other meetings which are fully governed by laws and police regulations.
Article 106 [Salaries of Priests]
The salaries and pensions of ministers of religion shall be borne by the State and regulated by the law.
Article 119 [Provisions Concerning Religions]
Pending the conclusion of the conventions referred to in Article 22, the current provisions concerning religions shall remain in force.
Note: Further information on the constitutional background of Luxembourg is provided by the International Constitutional Law Project at the University of Wuerzburg. 
 


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