Amid Rome’s many architectural splendors sits an unassuming doorway. It leads to a counseling center for immigrants, run by the Catholic Church. These people, some from the European Union and some from elsewhere, have been hit by the economic crisis. Some face unemployment without government aid, and some will have to return to their home countries.
To make matters worse, they face the anger of many in Italy and other European countries: they are blamed for continuing high unemployment among local citizens and other economic problems.
At the church-sponsored Migration Study Center, Father Rene Manenti knows the problem well.
在教堂主办的移民研究中心， Rene Manenti神父对此再熟悉不过了。
"Every time there is a crisis, it’s easier to point the finger at the immigrants for a simple reason. If we point the finger at ourselves, then it’s going to be our fault. ‘I am responsible for that.’ If I point the finger at them, they are responsible. So, it’s not me, it’s them," he explained.
1.charged adj. 带电的；充满感情的；气氛紧张的
eg. A wedding is an emotionally charged situation.
eg. It is like the sense of chill that follows immersion of the hand in a volatile liquid.
3.exacerbate vt. 使加剧；使恶化；激怒
eg. Longstanding poverty has been exacerbated by racial divisions.
4.unassuming adj. 谦逊的；不装腔作势的；不出风头的
eg. However, many have suggested that her biggest appeal lies in her unassuming persona .
5.point the finger at 指责
eg. But Germany is the last Empire to point the finger of reproach at Russia.