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Nov 21, 2018 - 12:09 am .- To express solidarity with persecuted Christians, including Asia Bibi, a Pakistani woman recently acquitted of blasphemy, the city of Venice was illuminated in red light Tuesday night.
Nov 18, 2018 - 06:01 am .- An Italian court has ordered Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò to pay back nearly 2 million euro of inheritance, plus interest and legal fees to his brother, Father Lorenzo Vigano.
Nov 16, 2018 - 06:27 pm .- Catholic leaders are open to discussing with the Italian government a court ruling saying Italy has the right to recover millions of dollars from the Church from a previous tax exemption.
Nov 2, 2018 - 05:00 pm .- Mother Clelia Merloni, a 20th-century Italian religious sister and founder of the women’s institute of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, will be beatified in Rome on Saturday.
Aug 28, 2018 - 11:55 am .- The Italian bishops’ conference will accept the majority of African migrants who have spent 10 days stranded on a coast guard ship in a Sicilian port.
Mar 10, 2018 - 05:04 pm .- The recent outing of gay priests by a male prostitute has shocked the Italian Church and prompted several dioceses to address the issue of homosexuality activity among their clergy.
Feb 27, 2018 - 05:00 pm .- Almost a year and a half after an August 2016 earthquake in the central area of the Italy, a tabernacle with 40 intact and consecrated hosts was found amid the rubble in Our Lady of the Assumption church in the town of Arquata.
Jan 23, 2018 - 03:00 pm .- A documentary on the ministry of Father Gabriele Amorth, popularly known as the “Vatican exorcist,” will be released this spring. The film was directed by William Friedkin, director of the 1973 movie “The Exorcist.”
Jan 5, 2018 - 10:22 am .- In yet another “Mercy Friday” outing, Pope Francis this afternoon traveled to the outskirts of Rome to visit sick children receiving care at a campus of the Vatican's Bambino Gesu hospital, offering comfort to patients and their parents.
Jan 2, 2018 - 05:00 pm .- After rummaging through supermarket dumpsters, 79-year-old Marta loads 90 pounds of edible food onto her bicycle every day. Three times a week she loads her car, and delivers the food to poor families in Casalborgone, a town about 20 miles from Turin. Her charitable work was highlighted in a Dec. 30 story in the Italian newspaper Avvenire.
Nov 1, 2017 - 12:08 am .- Pope Francis will visit on Thursday an Italian cemetery for American personnel killed in World War II, where he will say Mass for All Souls' Day.
Oct 17, 2017 - 03:01 am .- They were supposed to be having lunch with Pope Francis.
Sep 30, 2017 - 10:08 am .- Pope Francis on Saturday told mayors that they must go to those on the margins of their communities in order to learn how to best serve the common good, including the needs of the poor, unemployed, and migrants and refugees.
Aug 6, 2017 - 04:02 pm .- While Antonio Vivaldi's “Four Seasons” echoes in concert halls and elevators around the world, for some, his greatest masterpieces are not the scores resonating spring, summer, fall and winter, but rather his sacred music.
Aug 3, 2017 - 12:02 am .- Every August, for the feast of the Madonna of the Sea, Italian priest Father Mario Calogiuri takes to the beach of San Foca to bless swimmers and seafarers "between the deckchairs and umbrellas" in a blue swimsuit, according to Italian source La Repubblica.
Jun 3, 2017 - 09:06 am .- On Saturday, Pope Francis met with 400 children from towns hit by earthquakes in central Italy, telling them that during times of tragedy and natural disasters, we must deepen our trust in the Lord, who helps us.
Feb 10, 2017 - 01:22 pm .- When it comes to healthcare and using our resources wisely, we have a responsibility to protect and take care of the most vulnerable in society, especially the elderly, Pope Francis told members of the Italian bishops’ conference Friday.
Jan 22, 2017 - 04:56 am .- After his Angelus address Sunday Pope Francis prayed for those who have lost family and friends after the latest set of earthquakes in central Italy this past week, as well as for all those who provide assistance, including rescue workers.
Jan 14, 2017 - 01:50 pm .- On Saturday, Pope Francis baptized 13 babies from areas where devastating earthquakes struck Italy last year. 
Dec 19, 2016 - 12:06 pm .- Prayer was the response to a rare failure of a saint’s blood to liquefy in Naples, an occurrence some believe to portend misfortune.