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Foreigners living in Italy surpass 5 million mark

Report released by Caritas says majority are 'Christian'

Foreigners living in Italy surpass 5 million mark

Rome, October 30 - Social justice organization Caritas said in a report released on Tuesday that the number of immigrants living in Italy has surpassed the five million mark. Over the last year, foreigners living in the country rose by 43,000. Approximately 1.3 million are from European countries. The report, published by Caritas together with the Migrantes foundation, said that immigrants living in the country are predominantly Orthodox Christian. The majority (63.4%) reside in the north (23.5% in Lombardy specifically), 23.8% in central regions and only 12.8% in the south. Romanians make up the biggest group, followed by Moroccans, Albanians and Ukrainians.

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