Italy’s Top Cardinal Slams Anti-Islam MP

Angelo Bagnasco, Bishop of Genoa and president of the Italian Episcopal Conference denounced far-right lawmaker Mario Borghezio for making anti-Islam statements in a church that planned to hold interfaith prayers in Genoa. Borghezio went to the church accompanied by dozens of others waiving the Northern League’s flag, and stated that he would continue to fight the Knights of the Order of Malta to defend Christianity. Bishop Bagnasco denounced his actions, saying that the church is solely a place for prayer and worship.