Down to the Wire: Just $8,148 left to match to win our Challenge Grant. Your gift will still be doubled!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

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.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($59,817 to go):
$150,000.00 $90,183.12
40% 60%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 1 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: wolfdavef3415 - Jun. 02, 2010 11:26 AM ET USA

    Russia? And the worm turns. If you would have told anyone thirty years ago that Russia would be defending Italy against European sensibilities when it comes to religion, they would have laughed you out of the room.

Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Getting Marriage Right 2 hours ago
O Earthly Lord, vouchsafe to us high speed Internet. 5 hours ago
No 'Francis effect' in Strasbourg 9 hours ago
What Pope Francis told European Parliament, and what Pope John Paul II said 11 hours ago
Public perception demands a way of mercy November 24

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis: Europe seems 'elderly and haggard' CWN - 13 hours ago