Il cardinale Dalla Costa circondato da un gruppo di seminaristi, 1940-1943 (Archivio storico diocesi di Firenze)

During the war the local religious structures provide aid to the population.

The Church in Florence intends to be not only a reference for as strictly religious aspects but also aims to provide a guiding role for the bewildered population.

Florence is a city of religious pluralism (Jewish community, Waldensians, Protestant groups) and the religious minorities are carefully monitored by the regime.