- Mar 7, 2021
On Tuesday evening Pope Francis sent a telegram to Italy’s president conveying his sorrow for the death of country’s ambassador to Democratic Republic of the Congo, who died Monday in an apparent kidnapping attempt.
Italian Ambassador Luca Attanasio was remembered by his parish priest as a “light that breaks through the fog, illuminates and warms,” after he was killed in an attack in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Pope Francis and Italy’s president on Saturday marked a newly established annual day to honor doctors, nurses and other health care workers, exactly one year after the nation’s first known native case of COVID-19 emerged.
In his first speech to lawmakers Feb. 17, Italy’s new prime minister Mario Draghi, cited Pope Francis’ words regarding humanity’s failure in caring for the environment.
Pope Francis’s campaign for financial reform has two targets. The is outright, blatant corruption, and the other is formed by cultural assumptions and patterns of behavior that aren’t generally perceived as criminal or even immoral.
COVID-19 restrictions have brought a novelty to art lovers: The possibility of seeing Leonardo da Vinci’s “Last Supper” without waiting in line, and with same-day tickets possible.
A rescue ship with 422 migrants aboard, a small number of whom tested positive for COVID-19, was headed to a port in Sicily on Sunday.