A cemetery in Bologna has started covering up the crosses in a chapel whenever non-Christians (presumably mostly Muslims) hold ceremonies there. From what I can gather based on the video and the article, the chapel also functions as a crypt, and each of the locations in the wall where the remains of loved ones are interred is marked with the symbol that people find so offensive.
I find the following statement by the Cardinal of Florence to be very instructive: “The transformation of Western societies into multi-ethnic, multicultural, and multi-religious societies is a fact and a future that inevitably awaits us.”
The transformation of Western societies is only “inevitable” because decision-makers at the highest level have decided not to avoid, stop, or prevent it. If it were not deemed expedient by the Powers That Be, then the transformation would never have been allowed to take place.
Many thanks to He Ha for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:
Below are excerpts from a Breitbart article about the same issue:
Crosses in Italian Cemetery Covered to Avoid Offence to Other Religions
The cemetery, which is located in Bologna in a town of around 7,000 people, has also installed motorised blackout curtains in a local chapel following renovations to hide Roman Catholic symbols during ceremonies involving other denominations, Il Giornale reports.
Following the reports of the coverings of the symbols, many have expressed criticism including Forza Italia (Forward Italy) deputy Galeazzo Bignami who denounced the move saying those looking not to offend were disrespecting Christian values and he added, “even more so the memory of our dead, hiding them behind ‘motorised tents’ in a cemetery to avoid offending other religions.”
“If the administrators are ashamed of our tradition and our culture, they should go and hide themselves and not just behind a motorised tent. If they are not able to bring respect for the living at least they have the decency to leave the dead alone and not involve them in foolishness,” he added. …
The Archbishop of Florence has announced he will be selling 86,000 square feet of property to a Muslim group in order for them to build a mosque in Sesto Fiorentino.
Cardinal of Florence, Giuseppe Betori, approved of the sale saying, “The transformation of Western societies into multi-ethnic, multicultural, and multi-religious societies is a fact and a future that inevitably awaits us.”
In the northern city of Bergamo, another Muslim association has spent nearly half a million euros on an old church, which they also plan to convert into a mosque.
|00:01||Blurring the tomb of my departed is something I won’t accept.|
|00:07||Pieve di Cento, 7,000 inhabitants, near Bologna: here the City Hall|
|00:11||has decided to cover the Christian symbols inside a cemetery chapel|
|00:15||that will be reserved for believers of other religions or for atheists.|
|00:20||The people of the village are divided about the matter. —Have you heard they want to cover…?|
|00:24||[Speaking in Bolognese dialect] —Can you translate, please?|
|00:28||They should cover theirs!|
|00:32||This is the City Council’s deliberation. Among the works|
|00:35||of renewing the cemetery, here it is written, blurring systems.|
|00:38||If they draw a tarp over my tomb, my religion won’t change.|
|00:46||I am an atheist; I want a place in the cemetery that respects the departed’s will.|
|00:51||A cross is a cross: does a cross bother them? Or does that person who was crucified?|
|00:55||Try to cover a Muslim symbol: you will see what they will do to you.|
|01:01||In Pieve di Cento the debate is still going on and the mayor has understood he made a blunder.|
|01:07||Since there are elections in a month and a half, in this community they try to instrumentalize|
|01:15||some misunderstood words in a quarrel that can be solved civilly and normally.|
|01:24||So you will change this deliberation? —The next mayor will decide.|
|01:28||Which is your tomb? —Here rest my father, my cousin, my grandmother and grandfather.|
|01:34||I want to go to the cemetery without seeing tarps covering (the cross). The mayor told me:|
|01:38||“It’s not fair”. Well… whatever; his words were like a knife in my heart that morning.|
|01:42||I have my loved ones here: it’s a deep personal sentiment of mine.
Hat tip for the article: AF.