Cases of Intolerance or Discrimination of Christians in Europe

Found 1929 case(s):

French Civil Protection Federation Removes Cross from New Logo

When asked about why the new logo did not contain the cross, the federation's communication director said the removal of the cross in the center of the original logo was a "non-subject" and there was no particular reason for its removal, and that it never had a religious character to begin with. Read more ...

Elderly Priest Brutally Attacked in Parish Home

Fr. Arturo López, 77, was brutally beaten by three masked men during an assault on February 22, 2017 at the rectory of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Church in Coslada, a city in Spain's Community of Madrid. The three unidentified men assaulted and tied up Fr. Lopez after they entered his rectory to steal valuables and money. Read more ...

Polish Prosecutors Investigate Play for Offending Religious Sentiments

The Polish prosecutor's office began an investigation of a theater play that contains a scene of an actress simulating oral set on the statue of Pope John Paul II, and other sex scenes involving crosses. Another scene hints at murdering a top PiS (Law and Justice) party leader. Read more ...

National Secular Society Proposes Removal of Bishops' Bench from House of Lords

The group made the recommendation to a parliamentary inquiry to examine how to reduce the size of the Upper House. The House of Lords currently has more than 850 members, and the Bishops' Bench contains two archbishops and 24 bishops who can vote on legislation. Read more ...

Parliamentary Group Calls for a Ban on Broadcasts of Holy Mass on Public Television

A parliamentary group, Unidos Podemos-En Comú Podem-En Marea, in the Congress of Deputies has presented a proposal calling for broadcasts of Holy Mass on public television be suppressed, which they ask to be considered/debated by a commission that oversees RTVE, Spain’s public television station, and its affiliates. Read more ...

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