The Vatican has endorsed outgoing Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti against controversial former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, making him a favourite in the elections scheduled for February 2013.
This is according to the Vatican’s Osservatore Romano newspaper.
The Vatican had supported Berlusconi for two decades before turning against him when his morality and management became questionable.
Yet the Vatican has always taken a hard position against clergy who participate in politics.
Is it not in order that Catholic clergy be allowed also to take sides in current politics?