- Nov 30, 2020
Italian Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti has shown slight improvements in his fight against COVID-19.
Beginning today, Italian family members and friends are no longer required to observe social distancing when they come to church, and churches are once again able to have choirs at Mass and the assembly can sing.
Both supporters and opponents of a bill criminalizing expressions of “homotransphobia” cite the pope, supporters often pointing to “Who am I to judge?” while opponents appeal to the pope’s criticism of “gender theory” and his insistence that marriage is a bond between a man and a woman.
The Italian bishops’ conference has distributed another 10 million euros ($11.2 million) to the dioceses in northern Italy hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Italian bishops have criticized a new bill under consideration which criminalizes discrimination against homosexual and transsexual individuals, arguing that the legislation is unnecessary and would limit free expression of opinion.