Having been to Milan during the weekend and having thoroughly enjoyed myself in that fair city, I came home and reviewed the few photos I had taken. Like every tourist, I took pictures of the great Duomo Cathedral. It has been recently cleaned and stands now, pristine, a white and sandy coloured Catholic monolith. I am not religious by any means, I was simply admiring the architecture. My wife wondered if we should go inside. Then we saw the queue to get in and decided against it.
The reason for the queue? Well, that is what was truly amazing. Since when, I wondered, and why, has it been necessary to have the police and the military, not to mention the Caribinieri, search people and their belongings when going into a church?
I couldn’t help myself. I had to have pictures.
There is something wrong here, isn’t there?
(These pictures are clickable if you want a better view.)
I can only imagine the outcry if it was a mosque we were talking about, but a Catholic Cathedral in Italy? Does the pope know about this?
I wonder who they are afraid of? The protestants?