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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 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.