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Saturday, March 19, 2011

European Court Rules In Favor of Crucifixes In Schools

Via Byzantine Texas
VATICAN CITY (AFP) — The Vatican on Friday welcomed as "historic" a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights that said displaying crucifixes in schools in Italy did not breach the rights of non-Catholics. The Russian, Ukrainian, and Greek Churches were also vocally in opposition to the proposed crucifix ban; labeling it "Christianophobia." The EU ruling is available here (PDF).

"It is an important and historic ruling," Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi said in a statement, adding that the decision "has been welcomed with satisfaction by the Holy See."

The European Court of Human Rights ruled earlier that displaying crucifixes in schools in Italy did not breach the rights of non-Catholic families, overturning a previous decision.
Read the rest here.

2 comments:

Ingemar said...

I should be happy about this, but at the end of the day rather than a victory for Christianity, it is simply the secularists deigning not to harm us.

Woodrow said...

Ingemar, I must disagree and say that this is common sense in action. May we have much more of it!