Religious instruction abolished in Luxembourg schools
February 04, 2015
Catholic religious instruction in state-run schools has been abolished in the historically Catholic nation of Luxembourg and will be replaced by instruction in ethics, according to Law & Religion UK.
In addition, the state will no longer pay the salaries of Catholic priests who are ordained in the future, though current priests will continue to be paid.
Luxembourg has moved “closer to the French model of secularism,” said Archbishop Jean-Claude Hollerich, who said that Church will now proclaim the Gospel as a “clearly poorer” Church.
The nation of 540,000 is 77% Catholic, according to Vatican statistics.
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