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Authorities outlaw "atheist" Easter procession
Religion 14/04/2011
Authorities outlaw "atheist" Easter procession

The Government Delegation in Madrid has today banned an "atheist procession" being planned by various social groups for Maundy Thursday, having decided that it will be in conflict with the traditional Holy Week...

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Religion 29/11/2006
Parents fume after lay school cancels Christmas

The children at the Hilarión Gimeno state-run junior school in Zaragoza will not be singing any Christmas carols this year after it was decided to cancel Christmas celebrations because they are a lay school.

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Papal altar goes up on Valencia bridge
Religion 22/06/2006
Papal altar goes up on Valencia bridge

A giant crane yesterday manoeuvered into place the huge 38 ton central cross that will form the main part of the altar from which Pope Benedict XVI will preside the main meetings of the World Family Forum that will take...

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Easter in Spain
Religion 20/03/2006
Easter in Spain

To the solemn, persistent beat of a single drum, hundreds of men wearing pointed hoods that cover their faces parade through narrow streets bearing huge crucifixes, whilst women dressed in black stand silently and watch...

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