- May 26, 2020
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 Church largely sat out the Italian elections and negotiations to form a new government, but the president of the Italian bishops’ conference says it’s time to get back in the game.
Pope Francis and his team have almost completely stayed out of Italy’s political drama, and the results appear to be a mixed bag.
Although no place on earth is more interesting in terms of the intersection of Catholicism and politics than Italy, there’s good reason to think that neither Pope Francis nor the Italian bishops may have a clear favorite in the 2018 elections.