Italy now has 4. 8 million poor, says Caritas

(AGI) Rome, July 11 - A total of 4.8 million Italians, or 8percent, were living in poverty in 2012, while the figures for2007 were 2.4 million, or 4.1 percent. In other words, thenumber of poor has doubled in five years. These figures werereleased today by the Roman Catholic charity Caritas Italiana,which presented its first report on anti-poverty policies inItaly and offered its views on the policies implemented totackle absolute poverty. . .

(AGI) Rome, July 11 - A total of 4.8 million Italians, or 8percent, were living in poverty in 2012, while the figures for2007 were 2.4 million, or 4.1 percent. In other words, thenumber of poor has doubled in five years. These figures werereleased today by the Roman Catholic charity Caritas Italiana,which presented its first report on anti-poverty policies inItaly and offered its views on the policies implemented totackle absolute poverty. . .