Woman Fined for Projecting Cross on Church Facade

Country: Spain

Date of incident: March 18, 2018

Category: Government Restrictions

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Anti-Religion or humanism groups / Governmental / Political



A woman in the community of Callosa de Segura was sanctioned 100 euros per day for projecting the image of a cross on the wall of the church of San Martin.

After the city council decided, in spite of the objection of Christian groups, to remove the outer cross from the church, neighbor Teresa Agulló installed a projector on her balcony to shine a silhouette of a cross on the facade of the church.


The police fined her 100 euros each day for "invading the public space" and the city council ordered spotlights to shine on the church to prevent the illuminated cross from being seen from the street.


Citizen Go initiated a petition to support Teresa.


Sources: La Gaceta and Actuall


Photo illustrates the projection of the cross on the left. On the right, the city's use of spotlights on the church facade to diminish the appearance of the projected cross: Facebook page of Defensa de la Cruz. Plataforma Ciudadana