Belgium: Amid sex scandals, de-baptism gains favor

L'Hôtel de ville de Bruxelles

Le 14/09/2010, le GlobalPost consacre un article à la vague de débaptisation en Belgique et nous interviewe.

While there are countless lapsed Catholics, those who officially renounce the religion are a small but growing minority. Eric Lorio is one who decided to take that extra step.

“I left the Catholic religion years ago when I was a young adult and became an atheist, but last year I found out that the Church still considered me as one of theirs, and I wanted to be taken off their lists,”said the Brussels-based psychologist and management coach.

“I found the points of view of the Catholic Church had become more and more conservative, hostile to certain lifestyles and I decided to pull out,”added Lorio, who has set up his own website to promote discussion on the issue.

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