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Italy - Latest News
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.
Sep 12, 2020 - 07:00 am .- Pope Francis comforted relatives of loved ones killed in a nightclub stampede in 2018 during an audience at the Vatican Saturday.
Sep 11, 2020 - 10:30 am .- During a visit to a Marian shrine in southern Italy this week the Vatican Secretary of State issued a warning that Marian devotion must be safeguarded from mafia exploitation.
Sep 10, 2020 - 07:00 am .- An Italian bishop spoke this week about a “climate of violence” after a 21-year-old man was beaten to death in a town south of Rome.
Sep 8, 2020 - 04:00 am .- New priest César Izquierdo knows God is calling him to serve the Catholic population of central Washington. And with his newly completed degree and an assignment from his bishop, he’s ready. All he needs is a visa.    
Aug 28, 2020 - 11:50 am .- The newspaper of the Italian bishops’ conference is facing criticism after it published a letter Wednesday arguing that Catholics can support legal abortion in the country.
Aug 20, 2020 - 11:30 am .- Pope Francis has praised a new initiative aimed at countering the abuse of Marian devotions by mafia organizations, who use her figure to wield power and exert control
Aug 8, 2020 - 12:11 pm .- Italy’s health ministry is expected to approve a proposal to remove mandatory hospitalization for the administration of the abortion pill and to expand the time frame in which it can be prescribed.
Jul 21, 2020 - 12:47 pm .- A priest has resigned as a parish pastor after he performed a same-sex civil union ceremony in the town hall of the Italian town of Sant’Oreste. The priest is not expected to return to ministry for at least a year.
Jul 15, 2020 - 07:50 am .- A lay missionary who was fasting for 40 days in a cave outside Palermo, Italy, says he is returning to his community to share a message of peace and hope with a troubled humanity.

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