Posted by: becketfund | November 3, 2009

Italy: Court Rules Against Crucifixes in Schools

ROME – The European Court of Human Rights ruled on November 3 that the display of crucifixes in public schools violated religious and education freedoms, a decision that could force a review of the use of religious symbols in government-run schools across Europe, the AP reported on November 3. The court rejected arguments by Italy that the crucifix was a national symbol of culture, history and secularism.

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