List of Churches Removed from Granada's Website

Country: Spain

Date of incident: April 10, 2018

Category: Government Restrictions

Attack against: Faith

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



On April 10th, the municipal government removed the list of churches and parishes that appeared on the City of Granada's on-line resource guide after an IU (United Left) councilman demanded their removal five days earlier. The twenty churches, all Catholic, appeared in a section with the title "Places of Worship." The deputy mayor responsible for communication announced that since the churches do not offer any municipal, public or administrative services, the entire "Places of Worship" section was deleted.

Only la Abadía del Sacromonte and the Cathedral, which contain museums, remain on the website. The councilman said, "the non-denominational nature of the State must be respected and the principles of neutrality, impartiality, and therefore freedom of conscience, must be respected (for believers and non-believers)." 


Sources: Laicismo.org and El Independiente de Granada