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Italian bishop raps French 'burkini' ban

August 18, 2016

The secretary-general of the Italian bishops' conference has criticized the ban on the Islamic "burkini" at beaches in France. 

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"The fear around Islamic clothing seems to be exploited for political ends," Bishop Nunzio Galantino told the Italian daily Corriere della Sera. He ridiculed the idea that a ban on the full-length swimming costume was necessary to ensure public safety. "It is very unlikely for a woman going into the water to be on the brink of carrying out an attack," he said. 


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  • Posted by: unum - Aug. 19, 2016 10:07 AM ET USA

    The bishop would prefer Muslims and Christians on the beach throwing rocks at each other? I believe the Church teaches that public officials are responsible for maintaining civil order.