Italy seeks to end classroom crucifix ban

A government minister said the ruling was "shameful", while Education Minister Mariastella Gelmini said the crucifix was a "symbol of our tradition", and not a mark of Catholicism. ... But the role of Catholicism as the state religion ended in 1984, when the official link between the Vatican and the Italian government ended.

2010-06-30

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