Architecture in Warsaw--Web Extra of Poland: The Royal Tour

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Poland will try to 'save from censorship' French monument of JPII

Poland will try to “save from censorship” a sculpture of Pope John Paul II, which might be removed in northwestern France, by moving it to Poland, Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydło has said.

French authorities want to remove a cross that sits on the top of the Pope's monument and symbolizes a symbol of Christianity something that according to them is unconstitutional and "has been controversial from the beginning."
France’s top administrative court the Conseil d’Etat has ruled that the cross must be removed as it is a religious symbol and breaks France's law of separation of Church and State of 1905. The rest of the statue, including an arch over the figure of the Pope, can remain in place.

- For Poles it is also a perfect opportunity to 'poke a finger' into Macron's eye (and world wide leftist movement) which I fully support.

More on Polish PM's proposal