Spain's Government Seeks Prominent Role for Roman Catholic Church

While the majority of Spain's citizens claim to be Roman Catholic, fewer and fewer are regularly attend church and the number of practicing Catholics is declining. Yet the ruling conservative Popular Party is aligning with the Roman Catholic Church and legislating Catholic doctrine in moral issues. Not only pending abortion legislation has the majority of Spain's inhabitants upset with the government but also the government's requirement that more religion be taught in public schools and the diversion of public funds to semi-private schools, the majority of which are Roman Catholic. As a result of the government's actions, support for church-state separation is growing.

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