Italy: Christians told to ‘pray in silence’ so they won’t disturb migrants

Italy: Christians told to ‘pray in silence’ so they won’t disturb migrants
Ventimiglia, Italy, where churches are still Christian, for now. (Image: Shutterstock)

[Ed. – Sounds like it’s about time for one of those rafter-shaking thousand-pipe organs to crank up.]

Parishioners visiting a church in Italy were told they must “pray in silence” so as not to disturb African migrants being housed there.

Some of the faithful hoping to practice their Christianity at the church of St. Anthony in Ventimiglia were surprised when they were told by Caritas volunteers they couldn’t recite the rosary and would instead have to pray in silence out of respect to migrants who are living there. …

After one of the female parishioners requested that the migrants be taken to another church so that she could recite the rosary, the parish priest, Don Rito, appeared and accompanied her and the other visitors to another church.

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