CNA Staff, Mar 2, 2021 / 08:00 am
A judge on Tuesday found three activists who distributed images depicting Poland's Black Madonna icon with a rainbow halo not guilty of offending religious feelings.
Three women -- Elżbieta Podleśna, Anna Prus, and Joanna Gzyra-Iskandar -- went on trial in Płock, central Poland, on Jan. 13 accused of offending religious feelings, a crime punishable by up to two years in prison.
The Polish newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza reported on March 2 that the judge concluded that the activists did not intend to offend religious sensibilities or to insult the venerated image of the Virgin Mary.
The judge reportedly added that their actions were aimed at protecting people facing discrimination.