• Pope Francis to visit Italian city of Genoa in May 2017

    Pope Francis to visit Italian city of Genoa in May 2017

    • Oct 16, 2016

    The Vatican announced on Sunday that Pope Francis will visit the Italian city of Genoa on May 27, 2017, after earlier confirming that he’ll visit Milan in March. Both visits were cancelled this year, which was taken in some quarters as a snub to the cardinals who lead those archdioceses.

  • OC cathedral hosts dinner for Italy earthquake relief

    OC cathedral hosts dinner for Italy earthquake relief

    • Oct 14, 2016

    Friday night at Christ Cathedral, the Diocese of Orange, California, Crux, and Catholic Relief Services will host a dinner to support relief efforts from the earthquake that struck central Italy on August 24, leaving 300 dead and wiping out the legendary small town of Amatrice. Follow the livestream here at 9:15p ET, 6:15p PT.

  • An Italian lesson from Pope Francis in accepting suffering

    • Oct 9, 2016

    The earthquake of Amatrice didn’t just rock and knock down buildings, it shook and unsettled human hearts, and so the rebuilding of the small town had to involve more than just the reconstruction of buildings.