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Protest against Meeting ultimately arch-conservative Christians in Verona

"world family Congress to call" ultra-conservative Christians and right-wing politicians Meet in Verona. The event is controversial and is dividing Italy's government. The Vatican is distancing itself, on the streets, there is Protest.

In Verona, have taken the ultra-conservative Christians and right-wing politicians to form a so-called world family Congress. On the streets of the Northern Italian city, there were massive protests against the conference. According to local media, 20,000 to 30,000 people took part in a colourful parade through the city centre. The organizers went out of nearly 100,000 participants.

protesters sang, the resistance anthem "Bella Ciao" and held signs with slogans such as "About our bodies and our desires, we decide".

came To the colorful protest March through the centre of Verona, participants from Germany and many other countries in Europe.

family is only father, mother, child

The three-day conference of "World Congress of Families" began on Friday. Behind it is a Christian network's Evangelical character of the United States. The "World Congress of Families" followed the target, "to affirm the natural family as the only fundamental and enduring unit of society, celebrate and defend". As the "natural family" is for you alone, the constellation of father, mother, child. Specifically, the event in Verona is aimed, among other things, against the equality of homosexuals and calls for a Referendum on the Amendment of the Italian abortion law.

Salvini wants for more children

In Italy since 1978, the possibility of a legal abortion. The ultra-conservatives oppose abortion strictly. Homosexuals can't get married in Italy, unlike in many other EU countries. However, there is a registered life partnership.

in Italy, interior Minister Matteo Salvini of the extreme right-wing Northern League party, on Saturday, the main speaker at the Congress. He demanded to help heterosexual couples to have more children. This is the duty of the government, - said Salvini, without making concrete proposals. Italy has for years been one of the lowest birth rates in all the EU countries.

Salvini was pulled over for his speech a T-Shirt of the "World Congress of Families".

the values "of the middle ages"

Salvini's coalition partner, the Five-star movement, the event in Verona, however, extremely critical. The values of the "World Congress of Families" were mostly "middle ages," said star Chef Luigi Di Maio.

The Vatican to stay away from the Congress in Verona. Pope Francis confirmed his trip to Morocco, according to the Ansa news Agency the words of the Secretary of state, Cardinal Petro Parolin, the Meeting was in substance correct, but the method wrong.

evangelicals: Influential Christians in the United States, 09.09.2010 Atlas |Italy |Verona

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