Merkel backs more Christian EU constitution

I get a lot of emails and comments from Europeans who like to laugh at how the US is creeping closer and closer to a christian theocracy. Well guess what!

Europe’s “Christian values” should be enshrined in a new version of the EU constitution, the German chancellor declared yesterday after meeting the Pope.

In remarks which will reopen the debate on religion in the EU, Angela Merkel threw her weight behind Pope Benedict’s campaign to recognise Europe’s Christian heritage. “We spoke about freedom of religion,” she said after talks at the Pope’s summer residence near Rome. “We spoke about the role of Europe and I emphasised the need for a constitution and that it should refer to our Christian values.”