“To make known the referendum on justice I will rely on Radio Radicale but also on Radio Maria “, he said Matteo Salvini. The reply from the director of the religious broadcaster is ready, Livio Fanzaga: “I don’t know anything about this referendum. I have no special skills to talk about it.” But the director, to a series of questions from the Corriere della Sera on the leader of the League, tells an unpublished side of Salvini. “Some time ago I read that he found his faith again, also thanks to Our Lady of Medjugorje. Obviously this interested me beyond politics. I send him every month, like other personalities, the Messages of the Queen of Peace “, confesses Fanzaga.
“I have never had the pleasure of seeing him live or even talking to him, even by telephone”, always reveals the director of Radio Maria. Fanzaga, however, likes that the leader of the League “does not hide his faith and his Marian devotion, as is often the case in the world of politics”. However, he does not want to go too far and goes back to emphasizing the meaning of the broadcaster he directs: “Radio Maria is foreign to politics, in the party sense of the term. We are interested in the souls to be saved and not the votes at the polls “.
But if Salvini asked her to be hosted at Radio Maria for the referendum campaign on justice, the newspaper in via Solferino asks, the answer is still very diplomatic: “The true referendum the Queen of Peace will do so in due course“, underlines Fanzaga, not over-balancing on the role that his radio could play in the political arena by siding too openly with Salvini’s League. The referendum campaign is in fact also supported by the radicals, a movement not really loved by the Catholic world and for Fanzaga it should not be very pleasant to see his radio quoted together with Radio Radicale on the occasion of the questions on justice.