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Limburg celebrates Religious Heritage with extra funding

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MAASTRICHT The province of Limburg, one of twelve such regional jurisdictions, took its turn recently in celebrating its Religious Heritage in the context of the national theme for the year. The Netherlands not only is home to numerous churches, chapels and monasteries, it also has been bestowed with monumental grave markers, priceless interior art, and other related historic sites. The religious heritage theme, the Dutch focus on a different theme each year, castles, farmsteads and windmills (2007), draws attention to a cultural heritage which in a secularized society relies on a dwindling number of people for financial support. Limburg which has its own very unique religious heritage, announced funding of about $1.6 million to help preserve it.