Halt money to Catholic Church

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.

Comments

Marta said…
Obviously Spain is still quite far from a fully secular state. Hopefully, the increase of other religions supporters inside the country and the new citizenship background which is teached in Primary schools will bring a fairer democratic system.
Graham said…
Hi Marta,

I'm not sure what you mean by "citizenship backround". Is it a test about your knowledege of the country and its language?

Your "backround" is your experience and your family, so it can't be the right word.


... and the NEW "SUBJECT OF CITIZENSHIP" which is TAUGHT in Primary schools will bring a fairer democratic system.
Graham said…
Hi Marta,

Somehow I thought this post would provoke a comment from you. :-)

Obviously Spain is still quite far from BEING a fully secular state. Hopefully, the increase IN FOLLOWERS OF OTHER RELIGIONS inside the country and the new SUBJECT OF CITIZENSHIP which is TAUGHT in Primary schools will BRING ABOUT a fairer democratic system.

Your "backround" is your (work) experience or the family you are from.