Skip to comments.Is There Something Else Behind Italian Church Leaders’ Criticism of Salvini?
Posted on 08/08/2018 6:36:10 PM PDT by marshmallow
Questions are being raised over why Italys hierarchy and associated institutions, principally opposed to the current governments immigration policy, are so outspoken in their disapproval of Italys ruling coalition.
Public clashes between successive Italian governments and the Church are par for the course on the Italian political scene, but the latest dispute over immigration possibly points to something more sinister than the standard, rough and tumble politics.
Matters came to a head last week when the Italian Catholic weekly Famiglia Cristiana placed on its cover a silhouetted pope, his hand extended towards the face of Italys deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, with the words: Be gone Salvini a veiled reference taken from the rite of exorcism, Be gone Satan!
The magazine said it was reacting to Salvinis aggressive tone on immigration; Salvini himself dismissed the cover as bad taste. He was not a perfect Christian, he said, but added: I dont think I deserved that. Inside, the magazine contained a number of excerpts from Italian prelates criticizing the governments policy against unchecked mass migration the latest in a barrage of negative comment against the ruling government of Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte from Church leaders and institutions.
The rhetoric began worsening in June when Salvini, who also serves as Italys Interior Minister, ordered that ports be closed to migrant ships. He defends the policy by arguing it is aimed at recovering control of Italys borders. He says he no longer wants Italy to bear the brunt of the problem, becoming what he calls the EUs refugee camp while other countries take no one.
Salvini further argues that not only does preventing illegal immigration benefit an Italy struggling to cope with the problem, but it also deters the migrants themselves from risking the dangerous journey (many lose their lives.......
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If Salvini were gone, the Italian socialists would greatly expand abortion in Italy in a heartbeat.
Most Americans are convinced Europe has abortion on demand; it does not. Restrictions on abortion in Italy keep the abortion rate to about 1/3 of what it is in America.
Salvini is working to make Italy great again. MIGA!
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