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St. Elsewhere: Italy’s New Religion of the Internet

In March, Beppe Grillo, a comedian previously best-known for founding the anti-establishment Italian political Five Star Movement, appeared onstage in Rome to announce a sudden change of career—he had now decided to found his own religion, too. “Why can’t I create a Church?” he asked his sell-out crowd, which included the nation’s former prime minister Giuseppe Conte. The audience thought they…



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