The previously "balanced secularism" is being shaken in France by "attacks on Christ and the cross." The Diocese of Vanne will help to find a solution.
Ploermel (kath.net) The Paris administrative court had ruled that the cross must be removed on the larger-than-life monument of Pope John Paul II, kath.net has reported. Now the Diocese of Vannes is criticizing the decision. Although the statue does not belong to the church, but to the small town of Ploermel, the diocese does not want to challenge the decision in court, the diocese explained in a press release. But the diocese regrets the tendency that Christians are less and less visible in society. The previous "balanced secularism" France has been upset by "attacks on Christ and the cross." The Diocese of Vanne will help to find a solution.
Even the mayor of Ploermel is committed to the location of the cross. He suggests that the ground on which the statue stands should be given to a private person, and French law allows crosses to be displayed on private property. The seven-meter-high Pope statue is visited by tourists.
The dispute over the cross has long been internationally known. Even the Polish government has since intervened and expressed its concern for the process.
The statue in its original form