Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Italians reject crucifix ruling...

excerpt from article by Manuela Mesco at The Guardian:

In article 7, the Italian constitution reads: "The state and the church are, each one in its own domain, independent and sovereign. Their relationships are regulated by the Patti Lateranensi". That's the Lateran treaty, the agreement reached in 1929 between Mussolini and the Cardinal Pietro Gasparri which established a framework for mutual recognition and cohabitation of the secular and the religious domains within the Italian state. The agreement, among other things, states that crucifixes must hang in every classroom and tribunal in the country.

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