- Jul 7, 2020
Revenue from coins tossed into Rome’s Trevi Fountain will no longer go to the Catholic Church as of April 1, part of a growing trend of restricting public support for church activities.
Italy’s new minister on the family is right on board with the Church when it comes to traditional family values, but he doesn’t seem to like Pope Francis.
The 5-Star Movement, one of the two populist parties in Italy’s new government, distanced itself Sunday from anti-gay comments made by a minister from its right-wing coalition partner, saying issues like same-sex civil unions deliberately were kept off their common political agenda.
As Italy’s political crisis deepens, the Italian bishops no longer appear content to stand on the sidelines.
Pope Francis and his team have almost completely stayed out of Italy’s political drama, and the results appear to be a mixed bag.
The Secretary General of the Italian Bishops’ Conference, Monsignor Nunzio Galantino, received backlash from the country’s far right and left political parties over a new law that would grant immigrant minors and children born in Italy a chance at legal citizenship.