459. Maintenance of mutual religious respect.

Where several religions co-exist within one and the same population, the state may1 need to impose restrictions on certain freedoms in order to reconcile differences between the various religious or belief groups and to ensure that everyone's beliefs are respected2. However if a state opts to interfere with the management of a religious community, or to assume any power in relation to a religious community, or part of it, it cannot impose its views on that community and must not become involved in intra religious disputes, for example over leadership