Rome's Plan For Prostitutes Upsets Sex Workers And The Catholic Chuch

April 9, 2015 7:29 AM

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The Saints Peter and Paul basilica is in Rome's EUR district. The area has seen a rise in prostitution, and authorities have approved plans for a red light zone where prostitution will be officially tolerated in certain areas. While much of the community appears to support the move, Catholic groups are among those opposed, saying it legitimizes the exploitation of women.

On Rome's southern outskirts, Eur is a middle- and upper-middle class neighborhood full of parks and office buildings. With tens of thousands of people coming and going every day, the neighborhood has also become a magnet for prostitutes.

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