Church and State in Europe


1 SPAIN: Europa Laica, “Opacidad y Financiación de la Iglesia Católica,” April 2015.

2 SWITZERLAND: Ludovica Iaccino, “Switzerland: Ticino Region Imposes £6,500 Fine on Women Wearing Burqa and Niqab,” International Business Times, November 25, 2015

3 POLAND: Katarzyna Zielińska and Ben Koschalka, “Poland’s Religious Education Battleground: The ‘Secular School’ Initiative and Other Issues with Religious Education,” Notes from Poland, October 1, 2015.

4 GERMANY: Tom Heneghan, “German Catholic Church Opens Labor Law More to Divorced and Gays,” Reuters, May 6, 2015.

5 ITALY: Eleonora Bianchini, “La Religione Cattolica Occupa il 95% dello Spazio in TV. Anche Grazie a Bergoglio,”, May 25, 2015.

6 FRANCE: Hajer Naili, “French Muslims Confront Menace Beneath Ban of Veil,” Women’s e-News, October 27, 2014.

7 RUSSIA: Marc Bennetts, “In Putin’s Russia, Little Separation between Church and State,” Washington Times, August 13, 2012.

8 GREECE: Christina Fiora, “Troika Wants Greece to Cut Priests’ Pay,” Greek Reporter, July 13, 2013.

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