- Sep 30, 2020
The arrival of hundreds of migrants crammed into a rickety fishing boat has worsened the severe overcrowding at shelters on a tiny Italian island, triggering an angry demonstration by islanders and a vow Sunday by the mayor to call a protest strike.
Church leaders in Sicily have criticized the directive of a local political to expel all migrants in the region and close reception centers on the alleged basis of public safety amid the coronavirus, calling the move hypocritical, discriminatory and dangerous.
A recent tragedy in the small Italian town of Vittoria highlights a gap between the anti-mafia rhetoric of recent popes and occasional ambivalence from the Church on the ground.
The eccclesiastic trial for an Italian priest accused of breaking the seal of confession to inform a scandal-ridden lay Catholic group of a police investigation on its leadership started on Monday.
A judge on Monday announced the trial dates for the head of a lay Catholic association in southern Italy who is charged with sexually abusing 10 underage girls, and for his alleged accomplices, including a priest accused of breaking the seal of confession.
A southern Italian bishop will be called to witness in a trial of the lay leader of a Catholic group charged with sexually abusing underage girls.