- Dec 10, 2019
Pope Francis has defrocked an Italian priest accused of sexual liaisons with young but over-age girls.
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.
Italy is preparing to welcome Donald Trump during his visit with Pope Francis in the Vatican and the G7, but what do Italians really think of the controversial president? The surprisingly positive Italian perspective might influence the pope, who, apart from having lived in Italy for four years now, also has an Italian heritage.