The terrorist attacks in France are obviously sending shock waves through Italy.
After the criticism to the dialogue between the Holy See and Islam by the leader of the Northern League Matteo Salvini, his Governor of Lombardy Roberto Maroni could very soon enact a law on places of worship which will be allowed only if their religious organization signed a constitutional agreement with the Italian State. No such agreement exists with Islam, also because that religion hasn’t a unified representation.
The Mayor of Padua Massimo Bitonci, who also belongs to Mr Salvini’s and Mr Maroni’s party, announced that the municipal administration will no more put its premises at the disposal of immigrants willing to use them as mosques. Padua is the city of very famous Catholic saint St Anthony, to whom a Pontifical Basilica is dedicated in the city.