Backers of Rome's mayor blame Vatican for his resignation
October 13, 2015
Supporters of Rome’s outgoing Mayor Iganzio Marino, who announced his resignation last week, are blaming the Vatican—along with the Democratic Party (PD) led by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi—for ousting the mayor.
Marino’s backers demonstrated at the headquarters of the PD on October 12, carrying signs that implicated the PD and the Vatican in the move to remove the mayor. They charge that the PD was threatened by Marino’s drive to end political corruption, while the Vatican opposed his stand in favor of same-sex unions.
The PD has announced that it fully intends to bring forward a bill allowing civil unions for same-sex couples.
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