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it's the word "dedicated". It means it has to be a single-use facility to be protected.   No doubt the Moscow cathedral has  historical and cultural significance, and receives tourists who are neither worshippers nor necessarily Christian. i.e. it's not "dedicated" to worship. This ties in with Jake's remarks in the other thread.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Thu Aug 30th, 2012 at 04:36:58 PM EST
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