Italy: Minister Attacks Crucifixes in Schools

Source: FSSPX News

The Italian Bishops’ Conference (CEI) has condemned the proposal of the Italian Education Minister to remove crucifixes from public school classrooms.

Lorenzo Fioramonti, the new education minister from the five-star left movement (M5S), said on September 30, 2019: “I believe schools should be secular and allow all cultures to express themselves.” Doing this, removing crosses from classrooms, would make schools more inclusive for non-Christians.

To follow such clichés, they should go ahead and abolish the rules of spelling and calculation so as to be more “inclusive” with the worst dunces of the class.

The Italian Episcopal Conference has described the “debate” launched by the minister as “useless.” In the editorial published by the official bulletin of the Episcopal Conference, the bishops describe the crucifix as “one of the cultural roots of our civilization.”

Debora Serracchiani, an Italian member of the ruling coalition, also spoke out against Lorenzo Fioramonti’s proposal, urging the government to focus instead on “real issues.” Matteo Salvini, the former deputy prime minister who heads the League Party, said for his side that the removal of the crucifixes went against Italy’s values. The crucifix is ​​“our culture, our identity, our history.”