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Prosecutors investigating mayor for removing papal picture

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Roberto Galea 24.06.2015 09:54
The Słupsk prosecutor has received two requests to investigate the city mayor for insulting an object of worship after he removed a picture of St. JPII from his office.
Robert Biedroń being sworn in as Słupsk mayor. Photo: PAP/Piotr WittmanRobert Biedroń being sworn in as Słupsk mayor. Photo: PAP/Piotr Wittman

Słupsk mayor Robert Biedroń is Poland’s first openly-gay city official to be elected into office.

The charges were filed by the National Committee against Sects and Violence, as well as local activists loyal to the conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party.

According to Ryszard Nowak, the chairman of the Committee, by removing a portrait of John Paul II from his office, the mayor insulted the object of worship. In his opinion, a crime has been committed.

Nowak and other members of the Committee said that the mayor insulted their religious feelings.

The image of the Pope was transferred to St. Mary's Church in Słupsk, where it has allegedly been hanging for a few days.

Polish Pope John Paul II (1920-2005), he was canonised in April 2014. (rg)

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