French court orders town to remove statue of Virgin Mary

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Move follows legal complaint by an association dedicated to the defence of secularity, on the basis that a French law dating back to 1905 forbids religious monuments in public spaces.

French statue vandalised over slavery code

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The statue is of Jean-Baptiste Colbert who helped write the Code Noir or Black Code in the 17th Century which defined slavery and race in France's colonial empire.

France and Poland clash over removal of cross from Jean Paul II statue

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Poland pledges to save work from 'dictates of political correctness' after French court order to remove cross because it breaches secularism rules.

French town told park's Virgin Mary statue must go

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A court has given the town of Publier, in eastern France, three months to comply with a national ban on religious symbols in public spaces.

Paris displays Zinedine Zedane 'ode to defeat' headbutt statue

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The infamous moment French football legend Zinedine Zidane was ejected from the 2006 World Cup final has been immortalised with a statue.

Monument honouring ‘Band of Brothers’ inspiration to be unveiled June 6 in France

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A statue in the likeness of a Pennsylvania native whose quiet leadership was chronicled in a World War II book and TV series  is being unveiled.