It was an election year in the country, but one that was far from a religious one.
The election of Pope Francis, who has taken on the mantle of the Church’s most controversial leader, has led to a political upheaval in the Italian capital.
The Pope has been widely condemned for his handling of the church’s sex abuse crisis and for his anti-immigrant rhetoric.
But while he has been condemned for those two things, his most controversial decision has been his support for the construction of a mosque on a hilltop overlooking Rome.
His supporters have been demanding the mosque be built, and Pope Francis has said he would do so.
The debate is raging among Italians on whether or not to build the mosque on the hilltop.
What is the Catholic hierarchy saying about this issue?
According to a report from La Repubblica, the pope’s support for a mosque is based on the pope saying he wanted to be a Catholic, but not necessarily a religious man.
However, the Italian bishops’ conference, the CAC, is not so clear on whether the pope is Catholic and should be allowed to build a mosque.
The group of bishops has stated that while it is clear that Pope Francis is a Christian, it is also clear that the Pope has not yet taken the Catholic faith seriously.
“The CAC does not consider the Pope to be Christian.
But, as the Holy Father has said, he is a man of the world, a person of peace, a humanitarian and a man with deep concern for humanity,” it said in a statement to La Republique.
The CAC also added that while the pope does not believe in a religious system, he does not reject the possibility that there might be a role for the Catholic community in a political context.
How do Catholics in Italy react to the situation?
In an article in the newspaper La Repucci, the writer, Francesco Gaviria, compared the situation with the case of former Pope Benedict XVI.
“He was the first to support the construction in 2009 of a Catholic cathedral in Florence, which became the center of the modern papacy.
But in the years that followed, his influence waned, and his popularity diminished.
He had been branded a ‘renegade’ for supporting the construction,” he wrote.
Gaviriac said the church is also struggling with the fact that it does not have an official leader who is the pope, who can carry out the papal duties.
“It’s a difficult situation because in a country where many people are afraid of the Pope, it’s difficult for the bishops to speak out,” he added.
In a recent interview with Il Giornale, Pope Francis said the Pope is a “person of peace” and that he has not made any decision to make the church his “sacred domain”.
Is it a threat to the Catholic tradition?
The pope’s election has created a political uproar in Italy, with many commentators claiming that the decision is a clear sign of the rise of the “religious right”.
“This is a big scandal for us, as we are facing a crisis of our faith,” said Gianni Totti, a member of the Christian Democratic Party (PDC) party, who called the election a “clear signal of the growing influence of the religious right”.
“The Pope has made it clear he does support a mosque and is willing to help it.
The problem is that there are those who think that he wants to create a ‘religious ghetto’ where Muslims live in a virtual state of exile,” he said.
What are the implications for the church?
In addition to his support of the mosque, Pope Benedict has been criticised for his outspokenness and for being anti-immigration.
In a recent tweet, the Pope also criticised the government of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi for “spreading fear” about migrants.
The pope has also been criticised over his comments about the role of women in the church.
In recent months, the pontiff has also come under fire for his stance on the Church of England.
The Catholic Church has always been a conservative institution, but in recent years the church has begun to diversify.
In an interview with Italian daily Corriere della Sera, Pope Paul VI said he was not opposed to the Church moving towards the liberal tradition, and the church was indeed the “voice of the oppressed” in the 21st century.
“We are the voice of the persecuted, the voiceless, of the people who are excluded from the public life of the State.
We are also the voice who speak to the suffering of others and to the voicings of the voicemakers,” he was quoted as saying.
Who is Pope Francis?
Pope Francis was born on December 25, 1967 in the southern Italian town of St Peter’s, a suburb of Rome.
He was raised in a convent and then the Franciscan Friars, a Benedictine