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Pope Francis speaks to Italian bishops' conference meeting in Rome on May 24, 2021.

Pope Francis encourages Italian bishops as the conference begins ‘synodal journey’

The pope gave unscripted remarks as he opened the Italian bishops’ spring assembly on May 24, speaking to a conference... Read more

The site of the cable car crash on the Mottarone mountain on May 23, 2021.

Bishops offer prayers for 14 victims of cable car accident in Italy

Fourteen people died in a cable car crash in northern Italy Sunday after the cable carrying the passengers up a... Read more

Bishop Claudio Maniago, president of the Italian bishops’ conference’s liturgy commission.

Bishop hopes new Italian missal will help Catholics rediscover beauty of Mass

As the Church in Italy prepares to introduce its new translation of the Roman Missal on Sunday, the bishop in... Read more

Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, president of the Italian bishops’ conference, at a press conference in Bari, Italy, on Jan. 22, 2020.

Convalescing cardinal prays for coronavirus sufferers

A cardinal who is convalescing after he was hospitalized with the coronavirus said Thursday that he was praying for those... Read more


Italian bishops' conference newspaper defends Netflix's 'Cuties'

According to L'Avvenire, the official newspaper of the Italian bishops' conference, those who have criticized the controversial French movie "Cuties,"... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to cardinals and bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Italy in Vatican City on May 21, 2018.

Italian bishops defend crucifixes in school classrooms

The Italian bishops conference have condemned a proposal from Italy’s education minister that crucifixes should be removed from public school classrooms.   Read more

Pope Francis prays the Our Father while meeting with the Italian bishops' conference at the Vatican's Paul VI Hall, May 18, 2015.

Holy See confirms changes to Italian liturgical translation of Our Father, Gloria

The Apostolic See has confirmed the translation of the third edition of the Roman Missal prepared by the Italian bishops'... Read more

St. Peter's Square. CNA file photo.

Italian bishops’ conference establishes national center for youth protection

With the intention of “providing a radical solution” to the sex abuse issue, the Italian bishops’ conference established Thursday a... Read more

Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco of Genoa, president of the Italian bishops' conference, at the Vatican, May 2015.

Top Italian cardinal throws punch at new civil unions law

In a powerful speech Tuesday at the opening of the Italian bishops' general assembly, Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco of Genoa decried... Read more

Italian bishops' television pulls invite to trans-sexual activist

Following protests from viewers, the Italian bishops' conference-run TV station has withdrawn an invitation to a popular Italian trans-sexual and... Read more

 Bishop Nunzio Galantino enters the Italian Embassy to the Holy See, in Rome on Feb. 18 2014.

Italian bishop: Catholics in 'irregular' relationships welcome in Church

Those who are in irregular marital situations cannot receive Holy Communion but are still Christian faithful and “must feel at... Read more

Pope Francis greets an Italian cardinal outside the Vatican's Synod Hall at the beginning of the general assembly of the Italian bishops' conference, May 19, 2014.

Follow Christ, Pope Francis tells the bishops of Italy

In his address Monday at the opening of the Italian bishops’ general assembly – the first time a Pope has... Read more

Pope Francis says Mass for Ss. Peter and Paul, June 29, 2013.

Pope may give opening lecture of Italian bishops’ assembly

Pope Francis will likely be giving the inaugural lecture of the annual general assembly of the Italian bishops’ conference scheduled... Read more