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Italy - Latest News
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.
Mar 13, 2020 - 09:54 am .- While Italy is under nationwide quarantine to combat the coronavirus pandemic, Catholic charities throughout the country are doing what they can to help the poor and most vulnerable.
Mar 11, 2020 - 06:05 am .- Following prison riots in Italy, Pope Francis offered Mass for prisoners and persecuted Christians on Wednesday during his livestreamed daily Mass.
Mar 6, 2020 - 08:05 am .- As Italy weathers the spread of coronavirus, residents of one village appeared to witness their own version of the miracle at the Wedding at Cana.
Dec 29, 2019 - 05:00 am .- In more than 40 years, Flora Gualdani delivered an estimated 6,000 babies, sometimes in the most difficult circumstances life can offer – illness, death, war, poverty, and despair.
Sep 27, 2019 - 03:41 pm .- Pro-life advocates are decrying the ruling of an Italian court this week that decriminalized euthanasia and assisted suicide in the cases of patients who have an “irreversible” condition and are experiencing “intolerable suffering.”
May 22, 2019 - 01:01 pm .- The Italian March for Life was held Saturday as thousands of people from Italy and around the world rallied and marched one mile through the center of Rome to protest legal abortion and to support the pro-life cause.
May 21, 2019 - 04:08 am .- Pope Francis said Monday that each bishop has a duty to have a strong, close relationship with his priests with a firm warning that episcopal aloofness and favoritism weakens the mission of the Church.
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.

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