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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.
Jul 11, 2020 - 04:00 am .- The imprisonment of St. Paul in Rome, and his eventual martyrdom, are well-known. But days before the apostle set foot in the capital of the Roman Empire, he landed on another city’s shores – and in one miraculous night he established the Christian community on the Italian peninsula. 
Jul 8, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- Twins who were conjoined at the head are likely to return home within months from the Vatican’s pediatric hospital where their bodies were successfully separated by doctors, and they have a high chance of living normal lives, the hospital’s chief neurosurgeon told CNA.
Jul 8, 2020 - 09:30 am .- Last month three men were ordained to the priesthood in a small city in southern Italy. Among them was Fr. Jerome Pascal Ombeni, a young man from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Jul 3, 2020 - 08:10 am .- A cardinal archbishop in northern Italy said Friday that the COVID-19 health crisis has created an “immense” poverty in the area, and now is the time to rebuild, to take responsibility, and to share resources.
Jun 27, 2020 - 03:00 am .- An Italian prisoner, sentenced to 30 years for murder, will make vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience on Saturday, in the presence of his bishop.
Jun 26, 2020 - 08:30 am .- Scientists confirmed this month that a crucifix in the Italian city of Lucca is the oldest wooden statue in Europe.
Jun 12, 2020 - 08:00 am .- A book published by an employee of the Italian bishops’ conference, which claims to be inspired by Pope Francis' Amoris Laetitia, suggests an approach to pastoral care that calls for changes to the church’s doctrine on homosexuality.
Jun 10, 2020 - 07:00 am .- Italian bishops have raised concerns over proposed legislation against "homophobia" in Italy, claiming changes to the law are unnecessary and have the potential to infringe on the civil liberties of those who oppose same-sex unions.
May 18, 2020 - 09:30 am .- As Rome reopened shops and restaurants on Monday, Catholics rejoiced in being able to attend Mass again for the first time in 10 weeks after Masses were first closed to the public.
May 7, 2020 - 11:00 am .- Dioceses in Italy can resume the celebration of public Masses beginning Monday, May 18, under conditions issued Thursday by the head of Italy’s bishops and by government officials.
Apr 26, 2020 - 03:29 pm .- Italy’s bishops have criticized Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte for failing to lift the ban on public Masses.
Apr 24, 2020 - 08:30 am .- The president of the Italian bishops’ conference has written a letter calling for Sunday Mass to resume in Italy as the country begins to ease coronavirus lockdown restrictions.
Apr 20, 2020 - 10:53 am .- After receiving more than 300 letters during the coronavirus pandemic, the Italian bishops will entrust the nation to Mary’s protection on Friday, May 1, at a shrine in northern Italy.
Mar 31, 2020 - 04:15 am .- More than 11,500 people have died of COVID-19 in Italy after a total of 101,739 people have been documented by the Italian Ministry of Health as infected with the coronavirus.
Mar 20, 2020 - 11:53 am .- Two convents, one in Rome and one in a town nearby the capital city, have been isolated as the majority of religious sisters in the communities tested positive for COVID-19.
Mar 19, 2020 - 08:30 am .- Italian dioceses surrounding Milan have reported the deaths of 30 priests during the coronavirus outbreak.
Mar 15, 2020 - 10:35 am .- Italian police on Sunday dispersed Catholics attending a Mass being celebrated in a parish outside of Rome. The Italian government has prohibited public gatherings in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Mar 15, 2020 - 09:58 am .- A Catholic priest has died in Italy from coronavirus, and local Italian media reported Sunday the death of several others. No priests have previously been reported dead from the global pandemic, which has struck Italy more gravely than nearly any other country in the world.

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