VIDEO. “The european flag, it is the Virgin Mary. And the 12 stars are the 12 apostles,” says Clémentine Autain

Clementine Autain, member of parliament, France insubordinate. — NICOLAS MESSYASZ/SIPA

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During a speech Wednesday at the national Assembly, the member BIA of Seine-Saint-Denis Alexis Corbière has also set before the original symbolism of the flag.

My response to the A. National on the european flag. This flag is a symbol of religious inspiration. We need secularism! pic.twitter.com/n5NNh2wqQi

— Alexis Corbière (@alexiscorbiere) October 11, 2017

“The symbolism of the blue background and the twelve stars are directly inspired from the medal godly dedicated to the Virgin Mary that mr. Heitz was wearing around his neck, a medal which came from the chapel of Our Lady of the miraculous medal. This flag is a symbol of the marian one, which has been voluntarily adopted on 8 December 1955, the day of the Immaculate Conception, ” he explained, causing protests on the benches of
the national Assembly.

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