Italian school in Palermo forbids praying and removes all photos of Pope Francis

The director of the school “Ragusa Moleti” in Palermo (Italy) sent a letter to the teachers forbidding the students to say the prayers during religion classes and before snack time. He also ordered the removal of a statue of Virgin Mary and of all photos of Pope Francis.

We can’t accept this order,” a mother of a student said interviewed by La Repubblica. “We will protest against this decision,” she continued. “We respect other religions but people with another faith must respect us,” says another mother of a student of the school.

It was dictated by a mistaken sense of secularism that denies our heritage and roots,” said Democratic Party MP Edoardo Patriarca as reported by ANSA.