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Pope Francis waves while traveling by boat in Venice, Italy, for a meeting with young people at the Basilica della Madonna della Salute on April 28, 2024. Earlier in the day he met with inmates at a women's prison.

Pope Francis arrives in Venice, meets with women inmates and artists

Apr 28, 2024

By Matthew Santucci

Pope Francis opened his one-day visit to Venice Sunday with a meeting with female inmates where he reaffirmed the importance... Read more

St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, Italy.

Historic St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, Italy, will host Pope Francis this weekend

Apr 25, 2024

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Pope Francis will celebrate Mass in St. Mark’s Square this Sunday in Venice and then privately venerate the relics of... Read more

The facade of St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, Italy.

Climate activists vandalize St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, Italy

Dec 8, 2023

By Daniel Payne

Climate activists vandalized the facade of the nearly 1,000-year-old St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, Italy, on Thursday. Read more

Emergency crew members work at the scene after a bus accident near Venice on Oct. 3, 2023, in Mestre, Italy.

Pope offers prayers to victims of deadly bus crash in Venice, Italy

Oct 6, 2023

By Daniel Payne

Authorities reported that the bus broke out in flames after crashing. At least 21 people were reported dead by Friday... Read more

St Mark's Basilica, Venice, Italy

Venice marks 1,600th anniversary of founding with Mass in St. Mark’s Basilica

Mar 25, 2021

The Italian city of Venice has marked the 1,600th anniversary of it founding with Mass in St. Mark’s Basilica 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

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

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

Venice illuminated red in remembrance of persecuted Christians.

Venice illuminated in red for Asia Bibi, persecuted Christians

Nov 21, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

To express solidarity with persecuted Christians, including Asia Bibi, a Pakistani woman recently acquitted of blasphemy, the city of Venice... Read more