(ANSA) – Rome, March 6 – The inconclusive result of Italy’s
general election won’t stop the Vatican’s “work of education,”
Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolini said Tuesday.
“The Holy See knows it must work in the conditions that
present themselves,” Parolin told Catholic newswire SIR.
“We can’t have the society that we would like, we can’t have
the conditions that we would like to have.
“Therefore I think that, in this situation too, the Holy See
will continue in its work of education, which requires a lot of
Parolin was answering a question on migration.
The big election winners were two forces that have criticised
the Church’s stance on immigration: the anti-establishment
5-Star Movement and the anti-migrant League.
Parolin went on to say that the victory of parties that
campaigned against migrants highlighted the importance of
“succeeding in educating the population and moving from a
negative attitude to a more positive attitude towards migrants.
“It is work that continues, even though conditions may be
more or less favourable.
“On the part of the Holy See there will always be this will
to propose its message founded on the dignity of persons and
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