Law and religion round-up – 24th June

Some chilling news from Italy, the first (mixed) reactions to Trinity Western, a curious judgment from France’s Conseil d’État – and more.

First, they came for the Roma…

World Religion News reports that Italy’s Minister of the Interior, Matteo Salvini, has proposed a detailed census of Italy’s Roma population, of whom there are about 170,000. Salvini explained in a media interview that doing so would assist the deportation of undocumented Roma people and that only Roma with Italian citizenship would “unfortunately” be permitted to remain in the country. His proposal has been roundly condemned by the Union of Italian Jewish Communities, which said that it recalled the anti-Semitic legislation introduced by the fascist Government during the start of the Second World War. Continue reading