Rome, Italy, Jul 24, 2018 / 11:08 am
A bill has been introduced in the Italian parliament which would require the visible display of crucifixes in public buildings, Italian news magazine L'Espresso reported Monday.
The bill, "Dispositions concerning the display of the crucifix in schools and in offices of public administration," proposes crucifixes be visibly hung in places such as schools, universities, prisons, public offices, consulates, embassies, and ports.
The proposal would also order a fine of up to 1,000 euros ($1,169) for non-compliance. The bill now waits to be scheduled for discussion in the Chamber and Senate.
It was introduced by the country's Lega Nord party, headed by Matteo Salvini, the newly-made interior minister and deputy prime minister alongside the leader of the Five Star Movement, Luigi di Maio.