Italian priest bars racists from entering church

An Italian priest has posted a notice on the door of his church telling racists they are banned from the premises.

“Racists are not allowed in this church,” read the notice posted by Fr Gianfranco Formenton of Sant’Angelo parish in Mercole, Umbria.

The notice adds: “For I was a stranger and you did not take me in,” in a reference to Matthew 25:25.

Then it states: “Far from me, cursed ones, into the eternal flames.”

Fr Formento was enraged at violent anti-immigration protests last week in Veneto and in a Rome suburb.

A picture of the sign has gone viral on social media.

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