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Religious instruction abolished in Luxembourg schools

February 04, 2015

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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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  • Posted by: bernie4871 - Feb. 04, 2015 11:50 AM ET USA

    The words and predictions of BXVI in "Faith and the Future" become more and more prescient every day.