Polish Party Wants Crucifix In Parliament Removed

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- A new left-wing party in Poland has
demanded the removal of a crucifix that hangs in parliament, a move
seen by many citizens as a provocative challenge to a cherished symbol in the predominantly Catholic country.

The Palikot's Movement filed its request Wednesday with the new
parliamentary speaker, arguing that the crucifix violates a constitutional guarantee of a secular Polish state.

It's the party's first such appeal since the newly elected parliament held its first sitting Tuesday and follows a similar appeal last month.

The conservative Law and Justice party and a youth organization
have written to the speaker in support of the crucifix. They recalled that it was put up as a symbol of freedom after atheistic communism was toppled in Poland in 1989.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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