If you have ever wondered whether Catholics can be saved, here is a good question with a good answer provided by Desiring God and John Piper. It's particularly relevant when we consider missions because Italy is Roman Catholic; it comes from Italy and goes into the rest of the world. It is the culture and religion of Italy. Evangelicals are less than 1% of the population of 60 million people that make up Italy today and these concepts and biblical teachings are today unknown to the Italian people.
Can a Devout Roman Catholic Be Genuinely Born Again?