New user? Register here:
Email Address:
Password:
Retype Password:
First Name:
Last Name:
Existing user? Login here:
 
 
News >

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 ...

If you have a valid subscription to Church Times, please log in to view this content. If you require a subscription, please click here.
Job of the week

Online Vicar

London and Home Counties

SOUL SEARCH ONLINE VICAR 20 hours a week working from home, pay is £20,000 Are you passionate about evangelism? Does digital media excite you as a means to connect with people to share the goo...  Read More

Signup for job alerts
Top feature

Extending a ministry of welcome

Extending a ministry of welcome

One of London’s hidden treasures is about to be opened to the public. Leigh Hatts reports  Subscribe to read more

Top comment

The local and the global cannot be separated

The PM’s criticism of ‘global citizens’ does not provide an excuse to neglect people beyond our borders, argues Rowan Williams  Read More

Tue 17 Jan 17 @ 12:11
RT @InfoKempe@ChurchTimes @vicsoc Can anyone identify this Church? It is not St John Baptist Aldenham as noted at foot. Your hel… https://t.co/HDUbyWysRR

Tue 17 Jan 17 @ 11:40
UN launches largest-ever appeal for Syrian aid https://t.co/R22HNIOgQ7