Catholic Church Blamed for Unemployment

Country: Spain

Date of incident: May 31, 2011

Cayo Lara, General Coordinator of the United Left party has blamed the Catholic Church for 400,000 Spanish citizens currently unemployed. According to Lara the Catholic Church received public funds amounted in 10.000 millions of euros per year, money that could be used to create job positions for those without a jobs.

Lara concluded: "to the church to pray, and to the school to learn. Never
have we given so much [money] to the Church to be criticized for the
freedoms and liberties granted by law to our citizens" he said in
reference to the Abortion Act and the Same Sex Marriage Act.