The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Christian Today
Supermarket chain Lidl is under fire once again for airbrushing out Christian crosses from a church in the historic village of Dolceacqua.
A company logo is pictured outside a Lidl supermarket in Vienna, Austria, May 7, 2016.Reuters
This case follows previous controversy over the packaging on a number of Greek-themed products sold across Europe last month.
Back then, the company apologised for removing the crosses from the Santorini church, stating: ‘Our intention has never been to shock. We avoid the use of religious symbols on our packaging to maintain neutrality in all religions, and if this has been perceived differently, we apologise to those who may have been shocked.’
The latest blunder involves the Church of Sant’Antonio Abate, situated in the coastal region of Liguria in northwest Italy.
The photograph of the airbrushed church was used on promotional materials in a Lidl branch in the local town of Camporosso. Itpost was originally published on this site