As a secular country France tried to separate the religious affairs and everyday life. Separation include bans any religious symbols in public spaces and that's what happens in a small town in the country. An administrative court in the city of Publier, Haute-Savoire region, ordered that the statue of the Virgin Mary standing in a park since 2011 moved.
In the verdict was read on November 24 last, the city government has three months to move the statue. If the statue was not transferred on time, then the government must pay a fine of 100 euros, or nearly $ 1.5 million per day. In response to the court's decision, the mayor of Gaston Lacroix said he would try to find a new place for the statue.
Virgin Mary statue that has become the object of controversy since it was placed in the park, because it is made by using the city budget. The statue is already sold to a cultural association keagaamaan. Unfortunately, the agency is not allowed to buy pieces of land where the statue stands. As a result, the statue remained on public property in violation of relevant state ban religious symbols in public spaces.
France is known as one of the most secular countries in the world. In 2010, France became the first country to ban the use of the veil in public spaces. Editor: Ervan Hardoko Source: AFP..>>..Read More Article..>>..