Government Representatives Verbally Attack Catholic Church

Country: Spain

Date of incident: October 15, 2010

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Political



Oriol Amorós, the Immigration State Secretary in Cataluña, during a radio interview broadcast by RAC1 declared "Between the Pope and the Iman of Lérida, I have difficulties to make my mind. They are two version of too conservative and retrograde religions."

Ricard Gomà, President of the ICV party at the City Hall, and second in command to Barcelona Mayor, stated that: "Ratzinger es la cara más rancia y más oscura de la Iglesia" ("Ratzinger is the most rancid and darkest face of the Church"). Sources:
http://www.vozbcn.com/2010/10/26/39158/amoros-equipara-papa-iman/
http://www.religionenlibertad.com/articulo.asp?idarticulo=11731
http://www.larazon.es/noticia/8865-un-cargo-de-la-generalitat-llama-retrogrados-al-iman-de-lerida-y-al-papa
http://www.abc.es/20101026/local-cataluna/oriol-amoros-equipara-papa-201010261200.html