Government Officials Threat to Boycott Spanish Budget to Defund Catholic Church

Country: Spain

Date of incident: January 16, 2006

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Political



Members of the socialist party said that they would vote against the National Spanish Budget as long as the government continues the provision of funds to the Catholic Church. During an interview broadcast by the media Ser, MP Victorino Mayoral, a socialist representative, claimed that the Catholic Church funding is "dubious, not to mention unconstitutional". Mayoral says that the secular government of Spain cannot afford the funding of a religious organizations that "revives Franco's times“.

Sources:
http://www.cadenaser.com/sociedad/articulo/parte-psoe-amenaza-votar-partidas-presupuestarias-persiste-sobrefinanciacion-iglesia/sernotsoc/20060116csrcsrsoc_1/Tes
http://www.lavozdigital.es/cadiz/pg060117/prensa/noticias/Espana/
200601/17/LVC-ESP-074.html
http://hemeroteca.abc.es/nav/Navigate.exe/hemeroteca/madrid/
abc/2006/01/17/048.html
http://www.ideal.es/jaen/pg060117/prensa/noticias/Vivir/200601/17/ALM-SOC-057.html