While Pope Francis condemned indifference and “complicit silence” to jihadist attacks on Christians as he presided over Easter ceremonies in the wake of a massacre of nearly 150 people at a Kenyan university by Shebab Islamists. (Vatican News)
RATP, state owned transport network, and its advertising agency Metrobus had ordered to ban the posters advertising a June concert by French music group “Les Pretres (The Priests)” with the mention that the proceeds would go towards the cause of Christians persecuted in places such as Iraq and Syria. (Le Monde)
To justify its decision, the head of RATP pointed out that public service needs neutrality “in the context of an armed conflict abroad.” (The Local France)
Protests arose in France and French Prime Minister Valls on Twitter invited RATP to take its own responsibilities on this decision:
Few hours after Valls’ tweet, the transport company made a U turn and allowed the poster to stay.
In the picture (via Twitter), the poster of the concert