Religious conservatives fear the exception would become the rule.
His goal: to provoke a crisis, force new elections in the fall, and become prime minister.
Matteo Salvini, leader of the far-right League, wants new elections and more power.
For logistical and geopolitical reasons, migrants handed orders to leave are overwhelmingly not being sent home.
The disaster occurred off the coast of Libya, a jumping-off point for migrants heading toward Europe.
With Matteo Salvini absent, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte discusses the scandal in Parliament.
Mark E. Brennan succeeds Michael J. Bransfield, who doled out money to himself and other powerful clerics, a church investigation found.
But the case differs from the scandal that brought down Austria’s government in May.
Carola Rackete has become an emblem of resistance against Europe’s closed-door stance toward migrants.
A 650-foot section of a highway bridge crumpled in an instant during torrential rains. Even as emergency crews counted the death, questions began about whether spotty maintenance played a role.