Lithuanian archbishop compares European ban on crucifix display to Soviet policy
CWN - June 25, 2010
On June 30 the European Court of Human Rights will hold a hearing on the display of the crucifix in Italian school classrooms. Archbishop Sigitas Tamkevi?ius of Kaunas, the president of the Lithuanian bishops’ conference, draws a comparison between the European court’s decision against the crucifix and the attitudes of Soviet authorities who, on three different occasions, flattened the “Hill of Crosses” erected by the Lithuanian faithful as a testimony to their faith and their resistance against an unjust regime.
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