Italians outraged after headmaster scraps Christmas carol concert following Paris attacks
Principal says he did not want to cause offence to non-Christian pupils by organising a winter concert instead of a Christmas-related one
An Italian headmaster has been forced to resign after he scrapped his school's Christmas carol concert following the Paris attacks in a move that sparked outrage across the country.
Marco Parma, 63, decided to ban traditional festivities at Garofani school in Rozano, near Milan, so as not to cause offence to non-Christian pupils.
Instead he planned to organise an evening of song in January, transforming the event into a winter concert rather than a celebration of Christmas.
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