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).Read the rest here.
"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.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
European Court Rules In Favor of Crucifixes In Schools
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