Italy, a cultural profile by Peigi T. Rockwell

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Published by Anti-Racism, Multiculturalism and Native Issues (AMNI) Centre, Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto in [Toronto] .

Written in English

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  • Italy -- Civilization.,
  • Italy -- Social life and customs.

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Statementwriter, Peigi Rockwell.
SeriesCultural profile -- [55]
ContributionsGeorge, Usha., University of Toronto. AMNI Centre., Canada. Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
The Physical Object
Pagination15 p. :
Number of Pages15
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20590101M
ISBN 10077277790X

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Italy is not too different from the UK in this respect, or so I would say. However, having written this, the influence of the Roman Catholic Church on Italian culture is enormous.

Constitutionally, Italy has no state religion, in practice though, the state religion is Roman Catholicism. Well, the Roman Catholic Church does have its HQ in Rome.

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