It is not up to the Italian Church to decide how the Italian Parliament should vote on the law which regulates the civil unions, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi clarified on Friday.

On Thursday Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, the head of Italian bishops’ conference CEI, called for a secret vote on the revision of the civil union bill, which is going to allow gay marriages in Italy.

Italian news agency, ANSA reported that the appeal caused the reaction of many MPs from the ruling Centre-left ...

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