Italian Catholics 'de-baptise' to hit Vatican
20 November 2014 Last updated at 06:44 GMT
Relations between the Church and State have always been a thorny issue in Italian politics - and they have not got any easier during the economic slowdown.
Some critics have suggested that the Vatican and its churches enjoy too many tax privileges in the Italian law.
Now some citizens have found a novel way to express their dissent, by getting "de-baptised".
Nicholas Niksadat reports from Bologna.