Top Italian bishop slams France's 'politically-motivated' burkini bans

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Bishop Nunzio Galantino denounced the ban in several coastal towns as a 'war on symbols' and a 'vulgar ridiculing of the religious sensitivity of others'.

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A top Italian bishop has criticised France's "war on symbols" following a ban on burkinis. Bishop Nunzio Galantino, the secretary general of the Italian bishops' conference, criticised the "fear around Islamic clothing" which is being "exploited for political ends", reports International Business Times.