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Italian bishops seek citizenship for children of immigrants

June 19, 2017

The Italian Catholic bishops’ conference has thrown its support behind a law that would offer citizenship to children of immigrants if they are born on Italian soil.

The ius soli (law of the soil) is “indispensable,” said Archbishop Gian Carlo Perego of Ferrarra, who head the bishops’ commission on migration. Existing law is “inadequate” to handle the needs of immigrants, he said.

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