Sunday, December 18, 2016

Italian priest will not install creche in cemetery; fears offending Muslims

Image result for Father Sante BraggieAn Italian priest has announced that he will not set up a Nativity scene in the public cemetery for which he is chaplain, because the display could offend Muslims.

Father Sante Braggie said that the site where the crèche has been set up in the past, in the public cemetery of Cremona, is clearly visible from the section of the cemetery reserved for deceased Muslims. 

The display “could be seen as a lack of respect” not only for Muslims but for followers of other faiths, he said.

Some municipal officials in Cremona have launched a campaign to restore the crèche in the cemetery.

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