Voice Of Europe
November 19, 2018
The traditional Christmas recital was to happen in Terni, in the centre of Italy, but the headmaster has taken the decision to forbid it as to ‘not to offend pupils of different religions who are in the school’.
Italy’s most popular and trusted Interior Minister, Matteo Salvini, responded on Facebook:
“Christmas is approaching and “school leaders” appear again to prevent children’s performances. Does it just look like a contradiction for me? It’s not just about religion, it’s about history, roots, culture. Long live our traditions, I do not stop! Let’s spread!”
Terni Councillor Valeria Alessandrini has said: “Needless to emphasise the disappointment and bitterness I felt in learning the news. I hope there will be a rethinking in this sense in consideration of the respect of those Christian values that are part of our history and our cultural heritage.
This article was posted: Monday, November 19, 2018 at 7:59 am