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Thursday, 10 January 2008

Catholic Church politely told to 'get knotted' by Spanish government

The Spanish government has responded to critisism of recent social reforms in Spain by saying it would not accept "moral guardianship" from anyone.

Even the opposition Partido Popular (PP), although calling for "respect" for the church 'does not intend to abolish divorce and abortion as demanded by the Catholic hierarchy'. The PP is 'not even expected to cancel homosexual marriage, introduced by the Socialists, unless the Constitutional Court decided in favour of the party's earlier complaint against it'.

The statistics in the linked article about the level of adherence to the Catholic faith and the number of civil marriages and children born out of wedlock in recent years are ample evidence about the dwindling authority of the Church amongst ordinary Spanish people.

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