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Berlusconi splits Catholic vote, Catholic journal says

Catholic World News - August 24, 2010

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has “split the Catholic vote down the middle,” a Catholic weekly argues.

Famiglia Cristiana, which has been very critical of Berlusconi, noted that his government broke with the long post-war pattern of Italian politics, in which Catholics generally rallied behind the Christian Democrats. With the collapse of that party in scandals, and the rise of Berlusconi, Catholics have not found a new political home.

Famiglia Cristiana rapped Berlusconi for his attacks on political opponents. The magazine recently said in an editorial that the Italian people are worn out by the “duels, insults, and showdowns” that have characterized the current government.

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