Italy: Christmas tree forbidden not to hurt sensibility of non-Christians

The traditional Christmas tree in the town hall of the Italian city of Bolzano (Bozen), in Trentino Alto Adige has been removed not to hurt the sensibility of non-Christian believers, the association “Veterani dello Sport” denounced as reported by Il Giornale.

The “Association of Veterans” organised an event in the public room of the Town Hall to award the “Athlete of the year” prize. They decorated the room with traditional Christmas symbols and, given the Christmas time, once they finished their event they left a Christmas tree decoration. The problem arrived the day after, when they received a call from an office of the Town Hall asking to remove the Christmas tree because there would have been a meeting of a Muslim association in the same room and ‘the tree could hurt their sensibility,’ the president of the Association Alberto Ferrini said.