European court: 10 nations back Italy in crucifix case
Catholic World News - June 02, 2010
Ten of Europe’s 47 states have joined Italy in petitioning the European Court of Human Rights to overturn its decision in the Lautsi case, in which the court ruled that the display of a crucifix in a classroom is “contrary to parents’ right to educate their children in line with their convictions and to children’s right to freedom of religion.” No European state intends to file an amicus curiae brief in support of the decision.
In addition to Italy, the ten nations that oppose the court’s decision are Armenia, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Lithuania, Malta, Monaco , Romania, the Russian Federation, and San Marino.
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