- May 24, 2020
Staff members at a natural cemetery in Georgia know what it means when heartfelt requests come from grieving families. Three of the staff members themselves have family buried among the trees and the grasslands.
During a search for the remains of a young Italian woman missing for more than 30 years, workers discovered an enormous number of bones inside two ossuaries in a building next to a Vatican cemetery.
Thirty-six years after the disappearance of 15-year old Italian girl Emanuela Orlandi, the Vatican announced on Tuesday that two graves located in the German cemetery within Vatican grounds will be opened on July 11, following the allegations made by her family that her body is there.
A compromise has finally been reached between a man who wanted an inflammatory message on his mother’s gravestone and the diocese in charge of the cemetery to the satisfaction of both sides.
The ‘Be the Difference – Never Again’ highlights those who risked their lives to save others during WWII, including the soldiers buried in the military cemetery in Nettuno, where Pope Francis will celebrate Mass on Thursday. Its mission is to inspire people to take action in their lives and focus on events in history that demonstrate the power an individual has to make a difference in someone’s life.
In a climate where clergy sex abuse continues to be discussed in the wake of high profile cases in Australia and the Vatican itself, a man in the Diocese of Joliet in Illinois, is in a disagreement with that diocese over explicit language that he wants on his mother’s grave marker to acknowledge her work on behalf of victims of clergy sex abuse.