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Archbishop Domenico Battaglia of Naples, Italy.

‘They are killing Naples’: Catholic archbishop appeals for an end to mafia violence

Oct 12, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Archbishop Domenico Battaglia’s appeal followed a spate of deadly violence. Read more

Archbishop Domenico Battaglia holds a reliquary containing St. Januarius’ liquefied blood in Naples Cathedral, Italy, Sept. 19, 2021.

St. Januarius’ blood liquefies for the second time in 2021

Sep 19, 2021

By CNA Staff

Naples Archbishop Domenico Battaglia said: “We thank the Lord for this gift.” Read more

Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe views the reliquary with the blood of St. Januarius in 2009.

Blood of St. Januarius liquefies in Naples

May 3, 2021

Naples archdiocese announced that the miraculous event took place at 5.18 p.m. local time on May 2. Read more

Cardinal Crecscenzio Sepe views the reliquary with the blood of St. Januarius in 2009.

Blood of St. Januarius fails to liquefy on December feast

Dec 16, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

In Naples, the blood of St. Januarius remained solid Wednesday, after having liquefied both in May and September this year.  Read more

The Archbishop of Naples blesses the city with St. Januarius' liquefied blood.

Blood of St. Januarius liquefies in Naples under lockdown

May 3, 2020

By Courtney Mares

The liquefaction of the blood of the early Church martyr St. Januarius occurred Saturday amid the coronavirus lockdown, leading the... Read more

Crowds in Naple's Scampia neighborhood await a meeting with Pope Francis, March 21, 2015.

A new hope: the Church of Naples after Pope Francis' visit

Mar 23, 2015

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Pope Francis’ visit to Naples on Saturday fostered the commitment of the local Church to combat corruption and to continue... Read more