Italian bishops call for end to political corruption

'Scandals generating citizen hostility' says CEI

Italian bishops call for end to political corruption

(ANSA) – Rome, September 28 – The Italian Bishops Conference (CEI) called for an overhaul of Italy's political party system on Friday after the latest wave of corruption scandals. "It is a fact that there is a need for the revision of political parties," said Monsignor Mariano Crociata, CEI secretary-general. "It is a general issue that applies to all political parties". A wave of party-spending scandals have recently hit regions across Italy, one of which forced Lazio Governor Renata Polverini to quit earlier this week. "It is the ongoing corruption and scandals that permeates the political classes and generates hostility in citizens," CEI said in a statement after a meeting that was held in Rome this week.

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