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Jan 12, 2021 - 12:00 pm .- The postulator of the beatification cause of a judge martyred by the mafia says that Christians today urgently need “credible witnesses” like Rosario Livatino.
Dec 18, 2020 - 04:00 am .- A Catholic chaplain at a COVID hospital in Rome said he has seen many reasons for hope this Advent, especially in the dedication of medical workers who give their all to save the lives of coronavirus patients.
Dec 16, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- In Naples, the blood of St. Januarius remained solid Wednesday, after having liquefied both in May and September this year.
Dec 15, 2020 - 04:00 am .- What is causing the 50 years of steady decline in births across Europe, and especially in Italy, and is there any hope of reversing the trend?
Dec 14, 2020 - 12:55 pm .- Catholic bishops in northeast Italy have said that the risk of illness amid the ongoing pandemic constitutes a grave necessity permitting priests to confer the Sacrament of Reconciliation under the “third form,” also called general absolution, before and during the Christmas season.
Dec 4, 2020 - 11:00 am .- The United States’ international aid agency has given a $900,000 grant to a Catholic group to provide food to people suffering from hunger in Italy because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nov 30, 2020 - 04:00 am .- Forty-three Italian priests died in November after contracting the coronavirus, as Italy experiences a second wave of the epidemic.
Nov 12, 2020 - 07:30 am .- Pope Francis made a phone call this week to check in on an Italian cardinal who is in a serious condition as he battles COVID-19 after more than a week in intensive care.
Oct 29, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, the president of the Italian bishops’ conference, has tested positive for COVID-19.
Oct 17, 2020 - 06:59 am .- The Holy See press office said Saturday a resident of the Vatican hotel where Pope Francis also lives has tested positive for COVID-19.
Oct 12, 2020 - 09:00 am .- Pope Francis said Saturday that the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri should inspire people to rediscover the Italian poet’s “Divine Comedy.”
Oct 8, 2020 - 05:00 am .- The president of Italy conferred the highest honor for civil valor Wednesday upon Fr. Roberto Malgesini, a priest who was stabbed to death near Lake Como last month.
Sep 24, 2020 - 08:00 am .- This week a relic of St. Pope John Paul II was stolen from a cathedral in central Italy, while a church in Sicily was also robbed and the Eucharist desecrated.
Sep 21, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- Thirty years ago Judge Rosario Livatino was brutally killed by the mafia on his commute to work at a courthouse in Sicily. Today he is recognized in the Catholic Church as a Servant of God and a candidate for sainthood. 
Sep 19, 2020 - 04:00 am .- Pope Francis has made a surprise donation to struggling poultry workers in Italy.
Sep 17, 2020 - 07:25 pm .- According to L'Avvenire, the official newspaper of the Italian bishops' conference, those who have criticized the controversial French movie "Cuties," released by Netflix last week "have not seen it or have really limited themselves to the poster. Otherwise they have not understood it or have looked at it with the wrong eyes."
Sep 17, 2020 - 07:00 am .- An Italian archbishop has opened the cause for beatification of a Capuchin friar and spiritual son of St. Padre Pio.
Sep 16, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- At a time when many universities in the U.S. are only offering online classes this fall, American students from two Catholic colleges arrive in Rome this week to study abroad.
Sep 15, 2020 - 09:00 am .- A 51-year-old priest was found dead from knife wounds Tuesday near his parish in the city of Como, Italy.
Sep 15, 2020 - 05:45 am .- A basilica in Italy marks the spot of a bloody episode in early Church history, and is home to an image of Mary once lost in the hills for centuries.

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