Skip to comments.Breaking Ranks, Italian Bishop Blasts ‘Collective’ Trashing of Matteo Salvini
Posted on 08/07/2018 4:22:44 PM PDT by marshmallow
The bishop of Chioggia has criticized Catholic attacks on Interior Minister Matteo Salvini for his efforts to curb illegal immigration, noting that peoples frustration with Italys immigration situation is not irrational.
Addressing a recent cover story in Famiglia Cristiana, Italys largest Catholic publication, which compared Mr. Salvini with the devil, Bishop Adriano Tessarollo said he thinks it is stupid to identify the magazine with all Catholic priests.
Lets stop this collectivizing mentality, the bishop said in an interview with Corriere del Veneto. Broad categorical judgements are the most malevolent and offensive thing there is.
In an online interview with Vanity Fair, the director of Famiglia Cristiana, Antonio Rizzolo, indeed made it sound as if his magazine was presuming to speak for all Italian clergy.
What we sought to do was underscore how the presidency of the Italian Bishops conference, many individual bishops of north and south, and Catholic religious and laity are reacting to certain scornful and aggressive tones from the deputy prime minister regarding the migrant crisis, he said.
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If he is nice to Trump and respects America, AND the Catholic faith even when its leadership is less than ideal ...then I like him.
I'm surprised they found the time.
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