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Cardinal Albino Luciani, Patriarch of Venice, visits with a fellow cardinal

John Paul I expected to return to Venice before he was elected pope, letter shows

Sep 3, 2022

By Carl Bunderson

A letter written on the eve of the conclave that elected him Bishop of Rome shows that Albino Luciani expected... Read more

The decapitated statue of the Virgin Mary in the municipality of Marghera, Italy.

Patriarch of Venice calls for prayers of reparation after Virgin Mary statue decapitated

Nov 27, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

A statue of the Virgin Mary in a public square in a suburb of Venice, Italy, was vandalized Thursday night.  Read more

Flooding in the Piazza San Marco Nov. 13, 2019 in Venice, Italy.

Record floods in Venice damage St. Mark’s Basilica

Nov 13, 2019

By Courtney Mares

The crypt of St. Mark’s Basilica is left completely flooded Wednesday after Venice’s water levels hit the highest mark in... Read more

A tourist walks through the water in Piazza San Marco Oct. 29, 2018 in Venice, Italy.

Flooding damages St Mark's Basilica in Venice

Oct 31, 2018

By Courtney Mares

Saint Mark’s Basilica in Venice flooded with nearly three feet of water this week, damaging part of the 1,000 year... Read more