Removing crucifixes from school does not create peace, Spanish cardinal says

.- Cardinal Carlos Amigo of Sevilla said this week the removal of crucifixes, which are a symbol engrained in Spanish society, “does nothing to help people live together in peace,” which is achieved through respect.

The cardinal made his comments after a court in Valladolid ordered the removal of crucifixes from a school there in response to a complaint by a parent.  “The important thing is that children in Valladolid are taught to respect the religious symbols of any religion,” the cardinal said during remarks at the Spanish Bishops’ Plenary Assembly.

“Drastic measures teach nothing,” the cardinal said, adding that what should be taught is “respect” for religious symbols instead of “throwing them overboard.”

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