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Crucifix row: ‘Christian majority has rights, too’

by Ed Beavan

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 ...

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