France: Conseil d’Etat orders to remove Christian cross from John Paul II statue

The French Council of State ordered to remove the Christian cross from John Paul II statue in the French town of Ploërmel, Morbihan. According to the top administrative court in France, the cross standing at the top of the statue  breaks the principle of laïcité (French Republic’s 1905 law). The commune has six months to remove it. The major of the town Patrick Le Diffon (Les Republicains, EPP) said to AFP he could appeal to the European Court of Human Rights.

Cover picture credit:  David Ademas – BFMTV