The leader of Italy’s Right-wing Lega party, Matteo Salvini, fought back against a pro-migrant archbishop who attacked him for saying he would take an oath on a Bible if he becomes Prime Minister in Sunday’s election.
“Here we are confronted with a leader who contradicts the Gospel and, on the other hand, preaches non-acceptance and rejection of the other: today, the foreigner,” the archbishop, Giancarlo Perego, said.
In response, Salvini said, “In my Italy, immigration has rules and limits, as in America and Canada.
According to you, does the Gospel say that we should welcome everyone? With 5 million Italians in poverty, ‘my neighbor’ is in Milan, Naples, Rome, and Turin. ”
At a rally in Padua on Monday, Salvini went further, saying, “Now I have understood why the Left is so angry. They would like me to swear an oath on the Qur’an.”
Source : cociaraoggi