- Jun 23, 2021
An Italian nun who was stabbed 19 times more than two decades ago by three teenage girls apparently fascinated by Satan was honored Sunday with beatification as a martyr of the Catholic Church.
24 asylum-seekers from Africa and Asia are working in vineyards of Tenute Silvio Nardi on this year’s crop of Brunello di Montalcino, one of Italy’s most famous wines.
As COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease in Italy, the country’s bishops are hoping a new tourism initiative will attract would-be pilgrims.
The pastor of the small parish that was home to an entire family killed in Sunday’s cable car accident in northern Italy has said forgiveness for those at fault is the only way to make it through the tragedy.
More than 700,000 foreigners in Italy are “invisible” in the eyes of the country’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign and are being denied legal access to the vaccines, warned a top public official.
Pope Francis offered prayers Tuesday for “little Eitan,” the lone survivor of the cable car disaster in northern Italy that left 14 people dead when the cabin plunged to the ground after the lead cable snapped and the emergency brake failed to engage.
Welcoming the Italian bishops’ decision to begin planning a national synod, Pope Francis told them that it must begin at the grassroots with “the smallest parish, the smallest diocesan institution.”
Italy is honoring Dante Alighieri — who died in exile from Florence on Sept. 13, 1321 — in myriad ways on the 700th anniversary of his death.