Here follow excerpts from an important document, the court decision at the case of Lautsi vs Italy on the presence of the Crusifix in the classroom.

Our era is marked by the ferment resulting from the meeting of different cultures with our own, and to prevent that meeting from turning into a collision it is indispensable to reaffirm our identity, even symbolically, especially as it is characterised precisely by the values of respect for the dignity of each human being and of universal solidarity. …