A new secular opposition party in Poland has called for the removal of a crucifix which hangs in the country’s parliament.

The Palikot Movement argues that the cross breaches Poland’s secular constitution.

The idea is opposed by conservatives, who believe that the state should defend religion.

The role of the Church in public life remains an important symbolic issue in Polish politics.

The disputed crucifix currently hangs in the Sejm, the lower house.

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