Posted by: becketfund | June 30, 2010

Italy: Government Seeks to End Classroom Crucifix Ban

ROME – The government is appealing to the European court of human rights to overturn a ban on classroom crucifixes, the BBC reported on June 30.  The appeal comes in response to a case where a court sided with a woman who argued that her children have the right to a secular education under Italy’s constitution, and that the presence of crucifixes in schools violates this right.  The law requiring crucifixes to be hung in schools dates back to the 1920s.

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