Left wing calls for Church's money to spent on the unemployed
Spain gives 10 billion Euro to the Catholic Church every year
Left wing grouping I.U. leader, Cayo Lara, has proposed that the state funding which normally goes to the Catholic Church in Spain be diverted to create employment.
‘To the church to pray, and to the school to learn’, he said speaking in Alicante on Monday. He called for a fully secular state and said the 10 billion € which Spain gives to the Church each year would create 400,000 stable jobs, describing the idea as a ‘simple revision’.
Lara was supporting the left wing candidate for the Valencia region, Marga Sanz. She criticised the Socialists for their religious policy, saying that although the Constitution expected state funding of the Church it was wrong to finance Bishops’ campaigns against fundamental freedoms and rights.