Italy Outraged by Crucifix Verdict

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Vatican and Italian officials from across the political spectrum have lined up to denounce a decision by the European Court of Human Rights to penalize the government over the presence of crucifixes in Italian classrooms. The ruling could force a review of religious symbolism in public schools across Europe. “The crucifix is a universal symbol of love, meekness and peace. Preventing it from being displayed is an act of violence against the deep-seated feelings of the Italian people and all persons of goodwill,” Claudio Scajola, a member of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s Freedom People party, told The Guardian. The Strasbourg-based […]

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