In the news: The power of the cross

Report in The Independent today from Poland:

Memorial cross exposes Poland’s religious divide

A cross honouring the victims of the plane crash that killed the late Polish president Lech Kaczynski has provoked thousands of protesters to take to the streets to demand its removal.

“The cross has no place in front of a presidential palace in a secular state,” one protester told Polish television yesterday. [Report continues]

Interesting how the rise in attendance at Catholic churches in the UK has been attributed in large part to the number of Polish immigrants (who are understood to be faithful believers), when their own country is in the process of rejecting its faith.

Those who want the memorial to remain are dubbed ‘pro-cross’ demonstrators.  I wonder whether Christians in this country will ever be known as ‘the pro-cross group’…?

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