According to an article on Corriere.it, Italians are decreasing their economical support for the Catholic Church, at least for what is concerned the donation of 0.8% of their income tax (amounting to about 35 million €).
"Ciò evidenzia la necessità di continuare a puntare sulle campagne di promozione al sostegno economico per la Chiesa cattolica."
("this highlights the necessity to go on relying on promotional campaigns to ask economical support for the Catholic Church")
I wonder: have they considered the idea that it might be a sort of objection, expressed by both Catholics and well-intentioned non believers, increasingly disappointed by the social and political doctrine that is pushed forward – and cannot therefore be corrected by promotional campaigns?
[disclosure: in my household, it is]