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Armida Barelli and Father Mario Ciceri are beatified at Milan Cathedral, Italy, on April 30, 2022.

Faith-based feminism pioneer and tireless wartime Catholic priest beatified together in Italy

May 3, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The beatification of Armida Barelli and Father Mario Ciceri took place at Milan Cathedral. Read more

Pope Francis and Armida Barelli.

Pope Francis: Armida Barelli is a model for politically engaged Catholic women

Mar 31, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope recalled that in 1924 his grandmother met Barelli, who will be beatified in April. Read more

Armida Barelli and Fr. Mario Ciceri.

Pioneer of faith-based feminism and WWII priest to be beatified in April

Nov 3, 2021

By CNA Staff

Armida Barelli and Fr. Mario Ciceri will be beatified at Milan Cathedral. Read more

Armida Barelli.

Soon-to-be-beatified Italian woman pioneered faith-based feminism

Apr 15, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Armida Barelli, a lay Catholic leader who formed “generations of conscious and motivated women” in the faith, will be beatified... Read more