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Mail: Baby Jesus 1 Secularists 0: France’s ‘nativity wars’ appear to be won by religious supporters after ruling allows Christmas scenes in public places

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Religious supporters have won the annual 'nativity war' in secular France so people are safe to light up town halls with scenes of baby Jesus.

The debate over whether it is appropriate to decorate public spaces with nativity displays, in a country where sporting religious symbols is banned, occurs most years.

But this year the country's top administrative court has given the go-ahead after a rapporteur said it was not appropriate to target nativity scenes despite disagreements over secularism.

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