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Official: French towns may allow Nativity scenes

October 25, 2016

The legal advisor to France’s Council of State said that France’s law of separation of Church and state allows for the display of Nativity scenes on public property, so long as they are “cultural or festive in character” and do not have “a specific religious intention.”

The Council of State—France’s top administrative court—is expected to rule on the issue soon, but typically follows the advisor’s counsel.

 
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  • Posted by: extremeCatholic - Oct. 25, 2016 9:21 PM ET USA

    French secularism is not religious liberty. It positively favors advocates for the elimination of religious from public culture and life. I have not been able to find out if "public" here refers to "state-owned" or "privately-owned space open to the public"