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Fury over removal of crucifix

A dispute over a teacher's decision to remove a crucifix from a classroom wall, so as to make a Muslim student feel "more at home," is having recupercussions throughout Italy.

The row came as Italians clashed over over calls for some schools to close for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Although Catholicism is no longer the state religion of Italy, a Mussolini-era statute continues to require that crucifixes hang in municipal buildings.

Catholic Herald