Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti, who handed in his resignation on December 21, gives his end-of-the-year press conference in Rome on December 23.(VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)
Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti, who handed in his resignation on December 21, gives his end-of-the-year press conference in Rome on December 23.
(VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)

Vatican Endorses Mario Monti

December 28, 2012  •  From theTrumpet.com
Once again, the Vatican demonstrates the power it wields in Italian and European politics.
 

The Vatican’s official newspaper endorsed Italy’s outgoing Prime Minister Mario Monti to continue to lead the country, praising his announcement that he may return to the role of prime minister after elections in February. Because of the Catholic Church’s great political power in Italy, L’Osservatore’s endorsement strongly indicates that Monti will run the country for a second term after the parliamentary elections on February 24 and 25.

Last Sunday (December 23), Monti said he would not endorse any political party. But “I would be ready to give my advice, my encouragement and if necessary leadership,” he said.

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