• First synagogue in 500 years to open in Sicily

    First synagogue in 500 years to open in Sicily

    • Jan 15, 2017

    The Catholic Archdiocese of Palermo will transfer a chapel to the Jewish community there. Archbishop of Palermo, Corrado Lorefice says, “This transfer is the product of a genuine friendship and ongoing dialogue between the church and Palermo’s Jewish community.”

  • Francis' Pastoral Revolution rolls on with two big picks in Italy

    Francis' Pastoral Revolution rolls on with two big picks in Italy

    • Oct 27, 2015

    Many Catholics have a gut instinct that something revolutionary is afoot in the Church under Pope Francis, but for many, its precise contours remain a bit unclear. Perhaps one way to phrase it is that Francis is leading a “Pastoral Revolution.” The pontiff has insisted that he has no intention