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Milan Cathedral.

Dioceses in northern Italy suspend Mass during coronavirus outbreak

Feb 24, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Several Catholic dioceses in northern Italy have suspended Mass and other activities this week to help contain the spread of... Read more

Pope Francis before the Eucharistic celebration in Piazza Vittorio Veneto, Turin on June 21, 2015.

A wish granted – Pope meets with young prisoners in Turin

Jun 22, 2015

By Andrea Gagliarducci

For Fr. Domenico Ricca, chaplain of the Ferrante Aporti juvenile prison in Turin, this weekend’s visit from Pope Francis was... Read more

Students and teachers who helped restore the motorbike.

A Vatican two-wheeler: Teen mechanics restore motorbike for Pope Francis

Jun 21, 2015

By Andrea Gagliarducci

A group of teenagers at a Salesian-run professional school in Italy have restored a motorbike as a gift for the... Read more

Pope Francis in Turin's Piazza Vittorio June 21, 2015.

Pope in Turin: Allow God to make us new

Jun 21, 2015

By Ann Schneible

Pope Francis has challenged Christians to seek safety in God’s transformative power, and not in the world.    Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square Feb 18.

Pope Francis asks workers: give immigrants compassion, not blame

Jun 21, 2015

By Ann Schneible

Pope Francis has encouraged workers not to blame their economic troubles on migrants, who are themselves often victims of injustice... Read more

A photo negative of the Shroud of Turin

Shroud of Turin reminds us of all human suffering, Pope Francis says

Jun 21, 2015

By Ann Schneible

Pope Francis prayed before the Shroud of Turin on Sunday and reflected on the role the reputed burial cloth of... Read more

Pope Francis greets faithful before mass outside of Istanbul's Cathedral of the Holy Spirit.

Pope Francis to meet, celebrate Mass with relatives during Turin visit

Mar 26, 2015

By Elise Harris

A son of Italian immigrants, Argentinian native Pope Francis will have the opportunity to meet with distant relatives during his... Read more