Who lost Italy (for the church)? Francis did.

It’s spelled out by a veteran

Read the whole thing. Ferraresi’s point is that not only are Francis and the Italian bishops pushing a very unpopular immigration line, but they also have more or less abandoned the field on abortion and LGBT. Into this gap steps Salvini, to the horror of Church leadership.f

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/as-the-vatican-turns-pope-francis-vigano/