24th December 2007

“Italy is not Spain. If we give way on gay unions here, it will be a worrying message for the rest of the Catholic world.”

Bishop Domenico Padovano

One Response to “24th December 2007”

  1. GJK Says:

    No doubt the Vatican are using every political ploy at their disposal to prevent social policy reforms in Italy. However, they are ultimately doomed to failure. I meet young Italians occasionally through work and they all seem keen to embrace Western European liberalism and see church interference in politics at home as an embarrassment. Unfortunately, there is a generation of politicians that “belong” to the church and who are easily manipulated. However, at some point the political dam will collapse – demographics and political realities cannot be ignored indefinitely.