Friday, 17 July 2015

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The town of Cenicientos, part of Greater Madrid, is close to a basilica called Nuestra Señora del Roble (Our Lady of the Oak). Various stone steles, symbolising the Stations of the Cross, marked the path from the town to the basilica. These were simple things, imprinted with Roman numerals, free of any obviously Christian design elements. But the mere fact of their existence was deemed a potential affront to Muslims and, consequently, the Socialist mayoress, Natalia Núñez, ordered their removal.

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