Crucifix row: ‘Christian majority has rights, too’
Posted: 19 Nov 2009 @ 00:00
THE HEAD of the Greek Orthodox Church, Archbishop Ieronymos, has criticised the ruling by the European Court of Human Rights that crucifixes in schools in Italy are a breach of human rights.
The Strasbourg court said that displaying crucifixes in classrooms violated a child’s right to freedom of religion (News, 6 November). A case was brought by a Finnish mother with two children, living in northern Italy.
Archbishop Ieronymos said: “It is not only minorities that ...
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