Italy is a Catholic country, having become the official religion of the Roman Empire in AD 380 under Emperor Theodosius. It's been here a long time. And while most everyone identifies as being Catholic, few people actively practice the religion. They might go to services once or twice a year, but otherwise go about their lives in a most secular fashion. But there is also a deep and sincere love of the rituals and symbols. And I sense people take comfort and security from the knowledge the religion is all around them and has been forever. Images of Jesus and his friends and family are quite literally everywhere.