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Italian bishops with Pope Francis at CEI assembly May 20, 2019.

Pope Francis: Bishops who do not know their priests weaken the Church

May 21, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis said Monday that each bishop has a duty to have a strong, close relationship with his priests with... 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

May 18, 2016

By Andrea Gagliarducci

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

May 20, 2014

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

Mar 19, 2014

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