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Men process with the historic cross on the feast of the Holy Cross in Montemaggiore Belsito on Sept. 14, 2022. It is considered a great honor to be one of the people to transport the heavy float in which the cross is carried.

One Sicilian town’s centuries-old devotion to the Holy Cross

Sep 14, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

For hundreds of years, the town of Montemaggiore Belsito has marked the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross... Read more

"Stumbling blocks" in Rome, Italy. Plates inscribed with the name and dates of life of the victim of Nazi persecution.

Documents identify thousands of Jews hidden by Catholic religious during Nazi occupation of Rome

Sep 7, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

The newly rediscovered documentation references more than 4,300 people hidden by 100 women’s religious congregations and 55 men’s religious congregations. Read more

The Church of Santa Maria di Gesù in Palermo, Italy.

Body of saint, patron of African Americans, significantly damaged in Sicilian church fire 

Aug 1, 2023

By Jonathan Liedl

St. Benedict the Moor, a 16th-century Franciscan whose incorrupt body was interned at Santa Maria di Gesù Parish in Sicily,... Read more

A forest fire rages on the Greek island of Corfu on July 24, 2023.

Pope Francis telegrams Greece and Italy to express concerns about wildfires and storms

Jul 31, 2023

By Daniel Payne

Recent wildfires devastated large parts of Greece and left several people dead while storms in Italy damaged buildings and caused... Read more

The Frassati Hiking Pilgrimage takes individuals to the same mountains Frassati climbed.

Frassati pilgrimage takes Catholics ‘to the heights’ as they walk in Blessed Pier Giorgio’s footsteps

Jul 4, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

The Frassati Hiking Pilgrimage organized by Creatio brings individuals to the same mountains Frassati climbed. Read more

Philosophical-Theological University of Bressanone in Italy.

Views on sexual morality halt appointment of new dean at Italian seminary

Jun 27, 2023

By AC Wimmer

The writings of Father Martin M. Lintner, OSM, have stirred controversy within Church circles. Read more

Pro Vita & Famiglia (Pro Life & Family) headquarters in Rome was vandalized June 10, 2023.

LGBT vandals hit Pro Life and Family office in Rome

Jun 13, 2023

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

The office’s security gate was covered with messages such as “abortion on demand,” “fascists should be hanged,” and “transfeminist revenge.” Read more

St. Pope John Paul II greets former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

Pope Francis sends condolences after death of Silvio Berlusconi

Jun 12, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The Italian billionaire media baron died on June 12 at the age of 86. He was Italy’s longest-serving head of... Read more

Rajesh Mohur pictured with Carlo Acutis on the day of his Confirmation

From Hinduism to Catholicism: How Blessed Carlo Acutis inspired a man to convert

May 30, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The son of a Brahman Hindu priest became a Catholic through young Carlo Acutis’ joyful witness to the Eucharist and... Read more

Members of an Italian pro-life and pro-family organization marched in the "Demonstration for Life" May 20, 2023, with a banner saying "There's life in the mother's womb. Let's care for it. #stopabortion"

PHOTOS: Thousands march in Italy’s national ‘Demonstration for Life’

May 20, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

The walk May 20 started at Rome’s Piazza della Repubblica and concluded at the square in front of the Basilica... Read more

Pope Francis at his general audience in St. Peter's Square on May 17, 2023.

Pope Francis offers condolences after 9 die in northern Italy floods

May 18, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Thousands have been evacuated from the worst-hit areas, which include Ravenna, a city famous for its churches’ sixth-century Byzantine mosaics. Read more

Pope Francis shared a stage with Italy's Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni on May 12, 2023, to speak at a two-day conference on “The General State of the Birth Rate,” held at Conciliazione Auditorium close to the Vatican.

Pope Francis: Birth rate is a key indicator of a country’s hope

May 12, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis shared the stage on May 12 with Italy’s Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni during a two-day conference on “The... Read more

Elisabeth Ohlsen.

EU Parliament criticized for displaying ‘vulgar’ depictions of Jesus and apostles

May 4, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

An art exhibit at the European Union’s Parliament building in Brussels, Belgium, has prompted criticism from conservative politicians in Italy. Read more

The renowned Italian artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s famous sculpture "Salvator Mundi" (Savior of the World) is on display at Rome's airport.

A sculpture of Jesus at Rome’s airport is taking travelers by surprise

Apr 20, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

The next time you are flying through Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport you can see Jesus at Terminal 1. Read more


Was this Italian Easter sweet miraculously invented by an Irish saint?

Apr 8, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

The incredible story of the “Colomba di Pasqua” (“Easter dove”) dates to the sixth or seventh century and includes a... Read more

Pope Francis meets with executives and employees of the Istituto Nazionale della Previdenza Sociale, Italy's main welfare agency, April 3, 2023.

Pope Francis tells Italian welfare agency not to forget foreign workers

Apr 3, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

“It should not be forgotten that foreign workers who do not yet have Italian citizenship also contribute to the pension... Read more

The beach at Steccato di Cutro in Calabria

Shipwreck leaves more than 50 migrants dead in Italy: The Church expresses pain

Feb 26, 2023

By Diego Lopez Marina

Pope Francis and Church leaders in Italy sent their prayers for the eternal rest of at least 59 migrants who... Read more

The faithful venerate a relic of Blessed Rosario Livatino at the Church of San Salvatore in Lauro, Italy, Jan. 20, 2023.

Blood-stained shirt of beatified judge killed by Mafia displayed in Rome

Jan 20, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Friday, the Church of San Salvatore in Lauro welcomed the relic for a few hours with a ceremony and... Read more


Italian Psychoanalytic Society expresses ‘great concern’ over use of puberty blockers

Jan 18, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The president of the society called for “rigorous scientific discussion” of gender issues in young people. Read more

Biagio Conte, a lay missionary based in Palermo, is seen doing a pilgrimage in a almost deserted street on March 20, 2020, in Palermo, Italy. Conte died Jan. 12, 2023, and his Jan. 17, 2023, funeral in Palermo was attended by thousands.

Thousands attend funeral of modern-day St. Francis in Italy

Jan 17, 2023

By CNA Staff

Thousands of people attended the Jan. 17 funeral of Biagio Conte, the lay missionary founder of the Hope and Charity... Read more