Group begs Pope Francis to help in garbage dispute
Regional government clashes with citizens over Rome's landfill27 September, 17:13
In an open letter to the pope, asking for his help in fighting the proposed landfill, the group said it would come dangerously close to the shrine of Our Lady of Divine Love, dedicated to the Virgin Mary.
That statement is "absolutely false and without foundation," the Lazio regional government said in response.
Controversy over the site for a new landfill for Rome has raged for years.