Marta Falconi
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/ 27 January 2006

Can priest be tried for saying Jesus existed?

An Italian judge heard arguments from lawyers on Friday on whether a small-town parish priest should stand trial for asserting that Jesus Christ existed. The priest’s accuser, an atheist, says the Roman Catholic Church has been deceiving people for 2 000 years with a fable that Christ existed and he accused the priest of violating two laws by furthering the assertion.