Thu, Nov 13, 2003 - Page 7 News List

EU members parry over their constitutional God

NY TIMES NEWS SERVICE , BERLIN

They are joined by other countries, including Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Malta and Lithuania, all due to enter the EU next May, which support a Christian or a Judeo-Christian reference in the preamble.

"Either Europe is Christian or it is not Europe," was the bold formulation in a headline in the Vatican newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, a few weeks ago.

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