European Court demands crucifixes removed from Italian schools

Italian officials and the Vatican protested a human rights court ruling that said the display of crucifixes in Italian public schools violates religious and educational freedoms.

Catholics in Mexico march with a dead Messiah, none off them saved and many of them more scared of swine flue than breaking the commandment of God.


The Italian Education Ministry said it would appeal Tuesday’s ruling by the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. The court said, “The compulsory display of a symbol of a given confession in premises used by the public authorities … restricted the right of parents to educate their children in conformity with their convictions.”

The ruling said the presence of a crucifix in classrooms could be «disturbing for pupils who practiced other religions or were atheists, particularly if they belonged to religious minorities».

Crucifixes are routinely hung in Italian classrooms.

The case was brought by a woman near Venice who fought for years in Italian courts to get the crucifixes removed but had her complaints rejected by Italian judicial officials. The court awarded her $7,400 in damages.

Italy’s Education Minister Mariastella Gelmini denounced the ruling, saying:
«The presence of the crucifix in classrooms is not a sign of belief in Catholicism, rather it is a symbol of our tradition».

«No one, and certainly not an ideological European court, will succeed in erasing our identity» she added.

If an appeal is unsuccessful, the ruling will take effeect in three months.

The Vatican, meanwhile, expressed «astonishment and regret» at the ruling. Vatican spokesman Rev. Federico Lombardi said it was “astonishing that a European court should intervene weightily in a matter profoundly linked to the historical, cultural and spiritual identity of the Italian people.

My comment:

The law of Moses do not permit us to make idols of anything.

Deuteronomy 4:15-17

You saw no form of any kind the day the LORD spoke to you at Horeb out of the fire. Therefore watch yourselves very carefully, so that you do not become corrupt and make for yourselves an idol, an image of any shape, whether formed like a man or a woman, or like any animal on earth or any bird that flies in the air.

And since Jesus the Messiah did not change the law, this command from God makes production of crucifixes a grave sin.

Matthew 5:16-18

Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.

God of the Bible expresses Him self through His Words. Not through symbols of any kind.

Jesus the Messiah did not permit his disciple to make crucifixes of him. That the Pope demands a dead Messiah hanging in every Catholic homes is blasphemy against the risen Lord. The empty cross and the empty grave is a sign of victory, is the testimony of a our living God.

Only Satan would be more than happy to see a «Jesus» hanging on the Roman Catholic crucifixes forever. That is the victory sign for Lucifer and his angels. A dead Messiah.

6 thoughts on “European Court demands crucifixes removed from Italian schools

  1. The Lord is gathering the nations like a fisherman gathers in fish, then He will separate the good from the bad. Like Jesus says when he comes again with his angels to separate the good from the bad. Other prophets give a graver prediction, comparing the nations to a clay pot, and how the Lord will eventually smash the pot in pieces for all the wickedness done. “So when you see the desolating sacrilege in the holy place, as was spoken by Daniel…” Matt. 24:15

    1. Dear Bob.


      Yes, The Lord is gathering, and He will separate. Not men. Welcome to this site, and may you be blessed by Y´shua today, and forever.

  2. Wouldn’t one think that if Moses raised up the bronze snake in the desert so that those bitten by a deadly snake would be healed, Jesus raised up on the cross would likewise be able to heal those who glance at his sacrifice?

    1. Dear Bob

      2 Kings 18:4
      He removed the high places, smashed the sacred stones and cut down the Asherah poles. He broke into pieces the bronze snake Moses had made, for up to that time the Israelites had been burning incense to it. (It was called Nehushtan. )

  3. I still cannot understand why you are slandering the Catholic Church. Who are you to sit in Moses’ and Christs’ judgement seat and judge the Catholic Church, or any church for that matter. Your battle isn’t with flesh and blood but with the angel of the Lord who overlooks the church. And what church can I say you are from, Sardis or perhaps Philadelphia Rev.3; don’t think you’ll escape the Father’s judgement just because you quote from the bible.

    1. Dear Bob

      You wrote: I still cannot understand why you are slandering the Catholic Church.

      My reply: I am just telling the truth. Take a look at the button -Rome- on top of the menu line, and ask your self:

      1. Is it wrong to publish this story?

      2. What make this kind of skull adoration, veneration, or what ever it is, anything but true Christianity?

      3. What is the consequences of staying put in a Papal system who promote this kind of religious stuff?

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