- Jan 25, 2021
Aquarius, the boat carrying over 600 immigrants and refugees, was the last straw in the tense relationship between the Church and Italy’s new populist led government.
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.
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.