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Those last days, as inside and outside the Parliament are raging arguments about the law on civil unions with the distance duel  between Maria Elena Boschi and Angelino Alfano, mons. Nuncio Galantino is back to express himself: “Italian politics should not be  – he said to the secretary general of CEI, Lucia Annunziata’s host in “1/2h” -. It should focus its attention on families made of mothers, fathers, and children; the government – he says – should be attentive also to other realities that need to be accompanied”. Thefore, the prelate has reiterated his opposition to Cirinnà legislative decree. “If I had to make a law on and for families – he explained – I would certainly not do it this way”.

According to Galantino, an executive that is “investing so much energy in unions of this kind and, in the reality of the situation, pushes traditional family, which should be a pillar of our society, into the corner”.  But the issue of traditional family, has clarified the bishop, should not be “a problem of the Church” but of the entire “society”.

Therefore, the appeal of the CEI secretary does not address only Catholics, but everyone. “I hope that in Parliament there are believers , or better, citizens who believe and who do not need a priest, a bishop or the pope, but give account to themselves and to their culture” – he said. By extending the scope of his intervention to politics in general, Galantino he stressed that Italy, like the Church, “is continuously in need of a ruling class that keeps pace with the society: as one cannot be part of the Church having the same schemes in their head, because being bound to schemes is dangerous, the same is true for politics, where renovation – which is not necessarily synonymous with scrapping – is crucial. We have wonderful young people, in the Church and in the politics, who have a different way and sensitivity in approaching reality”.

The prelate then explained that it has no intention of “shaking up” the world of politics, which self-destroys only “when its ear rests on the Palace and not on the floor, as that of the Indians. And this is what happens – he continued – every time  when words that are spoken and the solutions you are looking for, are not solutions that keep pace with the needs of the people. No need for Galantino to arrive, quite the opposite. I wish there was a moment when the Church will not have to intervene because politicians themselves will have ears attuned to the needs of the people”.

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