Italy

Thumbnail romes trevi fountain illuminated red for persecuted christians credit daniel ibanez  cna Blood-red Trevi fountain a wake-up call on Christian persecution

Illuminated by the red light that spilled across Rome’s Trevi fountain, voices from persecuted Christian communities across the world shared the...

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Thumbnail roaming catholic iii Catholicism off the Beaten Path, Part III: Be bold, step out on your own --- and celebrate faith, wherever you go

As Catholic travelers, my wife and I enjoy researching and visiting Catholic sites, including churches and cathedrals, and especially churches and...

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Thumbnail sergio mattarella credit presidenza della repubblica cna 2 2 15 Could Italy's new president turn the spotlight on Catholic social teaching?

Saturday's election of Sergio Mattarella as Italy's president is an affirmation of the social commitment of Catholics in public policy, according...

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Thumbnail crowds of 40000 at the march for life in rome on may 10 2015 credit martha calderon cna 5 10 15 Don't exploit death of Italian woman to push abortion, ethicist says

Catania, Italy, Oct 26, 2016 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The tragic death of a mother in Italy after late-term pregnancy complications and...

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Thumbnail italy earthquake cna Earthquake in Italy prompts outpouring of support

Spoleto, Italy, Aug 24, 2016 / 04:56 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- While the number of victims of the earthquake that hit central Italy in the early hours...

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Thumbnail pope francis in st peters square for a jubilee of mercy audience june 18 2016 credit alexey gotovskiy cna Even in tragedy, God’s love remains, Pope tells earthquake victims

Vatican City, Apr 2, 2017 / 09:41 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Sunday Pope Francis encouraged people from earthquake-damaged communities to continue the...

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Thumbnail pope francis 1 at the general audience in st peters square may 4 2016 credit daniel ibanez cna 5 4 16 How will the reform of marriage nullity cases proceed in Italy?

With a letter sent Wednesday to the general secretary of the Italian bishops' conference, Pope Francis established a bilateral working group on the...

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Thumbnail family day Hundreds of thousands attend ‘Family Day’ as Italy debates same-sex unions

Rome’s Circus Maximus was the site of a massive rally against a proposed law which would allow same-sex unions across the country of...

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Thumbnail priest collar credit lisa f young via wwwshutterstockcom cna Italian priest accused of organizing orgies, prostituting women

Rome, Italy, Jan 4, 2017 / 04:11 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- An Italian priest from northern Italy has been accused of pimping out some 15 women, as well...

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Thumbnail nativity arist gerard van honthorst public domain cna 12 17 15 Italian priest cancels Nativity display to avoid offending people

Milan, Italy, Dec 15, 2016 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- An Italian priest is under fire from locals for deciding against setting up the typical...

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Thumbnail matteo renzi prime minister of italy at the headquarters of the european commission on april 2 2014 credit un photo evan schneider cna 9 10 14 Italian prime minister meets with Vatican Secretary of State

The newly created Italian cardinals lunched Tuesday with Matteo Renzi, prime minister of Italy, discussing with him and his associates persecuted...

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Thumbnail italy march for life may 4 2014 credit lauren cater cna cna 2 Italy’s March for Life draws global participation

The fourth annual March for Life held in Rome May 4 drew attendees from across Italy, Europe and the United States. “The beautiful thing about...

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Thumbnail pope francis in paul vi hall during an audience on march 16 2013 credit intermirificanet 4 cna vatican 3 20 13jpg Labor upholds human dignity, Pope says

Pope Francis addressed the central role of employment in realizing human dignity during a special audience with steelworkers and residents from...

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Thumbnail marchforliferome2015 marthacalderon 320 cna March for Life in Rome draws 40,000 participants

One of tens of thousands of people to take to the streets of Rome for this year's March for Life, Mary Rathke is living proof that those conceived...

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Thumbnail the monks of norcia 9 for their new album benedicta marian chant for norcia credit christopher mclallen courtesy of benedicta de montfort music cna 6 2 15 Monks of Norcia announce special edition beer to help them rebuild

Norcia, Italy, Jun 14, 2017 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- It was God and beer sales that helped sustain the Benedictine monks of Norcia, and it is...

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Thumbnail sr cristina on the voice italy cna 3 20 14 1 Nun who won 'The Voice Italy' says priorities are Jesus, prayer

Speaking to reporters for the first time after her victory on The Voice Italy, Sister Cristina Scuccia said that she now plans to return to the two...

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Thumbnail singing nun sr cristina scuccia holds her trophy after winning the voice of italy in milan on june 5 2014 credit ansa matteo bazz cna Nun wins 'The Voice Italy,' leads crowd in Our Father

In an emotional finale decided by Italian TV viewers, 25 year-old Sister Cristina Scuccia won the 2014 edition of The Voice Italy on June 5. The...

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Thumbnail pope francis meets with refugees on greek island of lesbos april 16 2016 credit lor cna Open your hearts to those 'defeated by life,' Pope Francis says

Vatican City, Aug 28, 2016 / 08:58 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In the wake of the Norcia earthquake, Pope Francis again offered prayers and said he hopes...

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