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Many British oppose government's stand on crucifix case, Vatican newspaper notes

Catholic World News - March 14, 2012

In a notice on the pending case before the European Court of Human Rights, regarding two British women who were told they could not wear a cross while at work, L’Osservatore Romano observes that while the British government thinks employers have the right to ban religious symbols, many other leading British figures disagree.

The former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord George Carey, has charged that British courts are “dictating” to Christians; the Vatican newspaper reports. In the House of Lords, David Alton complains that Christians “are being unjustly targeted, not members of other religions.” Mayor Boris Johnson of London has said it is “idiotic” to oppose the wearing of a cross. Both Anglican and Catholic bishops have protested the rise of discrimination against Christians, L’Osservatore reports.

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  • Posted by: demark8616 - Mar. 15, 2012 7:01 PM ET USA

    It's hard to believe what I have just read!! This is something like The Mad Hatters Tea Party. What is the world coming to when supposedly intelligent (?) leaders propose such ridiculous and discriminatory censures. Perhaps they are looking for attention in the media?

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