Number of Church Weddings Down, Says Italian Clergy Magazine

Number of Church Weddings Down, Says Italian Clergy Magazine

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The Magazine of Italian Clergy reports that the number of church weddings is down in Italy, a predominantly Catholic nation.

In 1967 only 1.2% of all weddings were civil ceremonies; now 11% are. Indifference to religion is blamed.

Bishop Pietro Fiordelli of Prato writes in his commentary on the findings:

"At the age of 14 or 15 people become obsessed with consumerism, hedonism, and atheism. Therefore at 25 they have a civil wedding in accordance with their religious indifference."

Bishop Fiodelli doesn't mention whether perhaps the Catholic Church might need to change some of its own practices in order to better appeal to young people in Italy.

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