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Jeffersons Ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 07:04 AM
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Italy seeks to end ban of crucifix in classrooms

Italy seeks to end classroom crucifix ban

The Italian government is appealing to the European court of human rights to overturn a ban on classroom crucifixes.

This case against crucifixes was brought by a woman who argued that her children had a right to a secular education under Italy's constitution.

Last year the court agreed with the mother, saying parents should be able to bring up children as they saw fit. Her victory caused uproar in Italy, where 90% of the population describe themselves as Christian.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/europe/10456956.stm
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