The Contentious Court No. 2 of Pamplona has upheld the precautionary measures requested by the Spanish Foundation of Christian Lawyers to stop the demolition of a cross in the town of Corella.
The organization of jurists went to court as a matter of urgency because they considered that the demolition of the monument was going to take place imminently.
Christian Lawyers denounced that “the monument that is intended to be removed is not only a cross, but an altar and a presbytery where the Catholic Holy Mass is celebrated, as well as other liturgical and religious services and acts. The City Council may incur with its demolition in a crime against religious feelings and, in particular, a desecration.”
The Foundation of jurists affirmed that “tearing down the cross is an illegal and unconstitutional act since it is a cross without inscriptions, with mere artistic and religious value protected by religious freedom.”
The president of Christian Lawyers, Polonia Castellanos, pointed out that “we have decided to take urgent action since we have learned that the machinery and the project to demolish the monument were already prepared”. She assured that “the decision to demolish the cross is purely ideological and, if carried out, would be totally illegal and would cause irreparable damage.”
She said that, with this action, the City Council of Corella only seeks to “put an end to any Christian symbol, as we have seen in other localities governed by the same parties.”
Below you can see the writ and lawsuit.