Now, Silvio Berlusconi comes under fire from Catholic Church

May 6th, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI  

London, May 06 (ANI): After being slammed by his wife as ’someone who cavorts with minors’, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has come under fire from the Catholic Church.

An editorial in Catholic daily Avvenire, the official newspaper of the Italian Catholic Bishops Conference, described his behaviour as ‘worrying’, reports the Telegraph.

The church’s editorial said Italy deserved a leader who was a ‘mirror of the country’s soul’ and urged him to be more ’sober and sombre’.

In its editorial Avvenire said: “We know that a man of the government is judged by what he achieves, for his programmes and for the quality of the laws that he contributes to passing.

“But the quality of a leader, his style and his values should also not be indifferent - they cannot be.

“Because of this we ask that the Prime Minister is more sober, sombre and a mirror of the country’s soul.”

The editorial added that it was worrying that Berlusconi had a ‘exuberance and a weakness for young, flowing actresses.’ (ANI)

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