im also Italian and old Italian people are perhaps the most racist/religious people walking planet earth. I thought the idea of old Italian women having to hang up a picture of a black man in their house being the definition of irony... ive never met an old Italian person who isn't racist, they have their funny racist Italian terms for black people. I would just love if they were forced to hang a black man in their house all the while theyre cursing in Italian. It would be such a great wake up call for them.. Sadly the church went with the typical status quo as usual, another old white man outta touch with anyone under the age of 80. and lastly who cares where the pope is from, to say he should be Italian is borderline stupidity, religion doesn't have a geographic paradigm it should follow. Isnt it anyone can be Catholic regardless where theyre from???