From Catholic Culture:
''Nine of the 47 member nations of the Council of Europe argued in a June 30 appeal that the European Court of Human Rights should overturn its decision banning crucifixes in Italian classrooms. The original case was decided by a seven-judge panel; the appeal will be decided by a 19-judge panel, which is expected to issue a ruling in September or October.
Joining Italy in the appeal were Armenia, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Malta, San Marino, Romania, and Russia.''
Comment: So much for secular toleration. When will we wake up from our slumber? It is from the Cross that our salvation comes. Opposing the use of crucifixes is a denial of God's gracious mercy in the Sacrifice of Christ, the seriousness of sin and the right to proclaim openly the truth.