Italian Headteacher Ends School Prayers, Stirs Controversy Nationwide


The educator removed religious statues from classrooms and asked that students not sing hymns before meals.

The following article appears on The Local. 

People across Italy are weighing in on a headteacher’s decision to stop saying prayers and remove Catholic statues at a school in Sicily.

Nicolò La Rocca, headmaster of the Ragusa Moleti primary school in Palermo, issued a circular on Thursday morning instructing teachers that they should no longer ask children to say prayers or sing hymns before meals or at the beginning of class.

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