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Italian bishops demand plan for resuming public Masses

Italian bishops demand plan for resuming public Masses

| Cindy Wooden | April 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Italian bishops’ conference accused the government of adopting plans to ease the country’s COVID-19 lockdown rules in a way that “arbitrarily excludes the possibility of celebrating Mass with the people.”

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Photographing Palm Sunday where the pope usually celebrates funerals

Photographing Palm Sunday where the pope usually celebrates funerals

| Paul Haring | April 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis celebrated a somber Palm Sunday Mass in a location he goes to most frequently for the funerals of deceased cardinals.

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Chinese diocese donates masks to Vatican, Italy, to help fight COVID-19

Chinese diocese donates masks to Vatican, Italy, to help fight COVID-19

| March 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

A Catholic diocese in China’s Shaanxi province has donated thousands of face masks to communities in the Vatican and Italy to help them fight the coronavirus.

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Confession by phone: Priest says it could be right in some situations

Confession by phone: Priest says it could be right in some situations

| March 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

If a priest is wearing a mask and standing 3 feet or 6 feet away from a penitent requesting the sacrament of reconciliation, is he really more present to a penitent he knows than he would be by telephone?

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U of M economics student to share his perspective this fall at pope’s conference

U of M economics student to share his perspective this fall at pope’s conference

| March 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

Sergio Barrera is a fourth-year doctoral candidate in economics at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Beyond his educational achievements, he will soon embark on the opportunity of a lifetime.

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Vatican closes St. Peter’s Square, Basilica to tourists through April 3

Vatican closes St. Peter’s Square, Basilica to tourists through April 3

| Carol Glatz | March 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

In cooperation with Italian emergency measures, the Vatican has closed St. Peter’s Square and Basilica to tourists starting March 10 through April 3.

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Public Masses suspended in Italy as coronavirus continues to spread

Public Masses suspended in Italy as coronavirus continues to spread

| Junno Arocho Esteves | March 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

The suspension of public Masses in Italy is a painful yet necessary measure to protect people’s health, the country’s bishops said.

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Rome has vocation of dialogue and inclusion, pope says

Rome has vocation of dialogue and inclusion, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | February 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

The loss of the papal states and the declaration of Rome as the capital of a united Italy 150 years ago was a “providential” event that changed the city and the church, Pope Francis said.

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Closeness is God’s answer to suffering, pope says

Closeness is God’s answer to suffering, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | August 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

In hopeless situations of pain and suffering, God never abandons his children but rather remains close to them, Pope Francis said.

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Doctors criticize court refusal to allow Alfie Evans to go to Italy

Doctors criticize court refusal to allow Alfie Evans to go to Italy

| Simon Caldwell | April 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

A group of doctors has criticized the refusal of some of their colleagues and a court to allow Alfie Evans to travel to Italy for treatment as “medical tyranny.”

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Nuns hear stories of tragedy as they help migrants who land in Italy

Nuns hear stories of tragedy as they help migrants who land in Italy

| Dale Gavlak | July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Italian youth lead the lively Sunday worship at St. Pius X Catholic Church in this southern Sicilian town with the help of an African migrant picking up the playful rhythm on a drum.

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Fraternity of St. Charles priests look forward to serving at St. Peter in North St. Paul

Fraternity of St. Charles priests look forward to serving at St. Peter in North St. Paul

| July 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Having met Christ in the midst of community, Italian priests Father Ettore Ferrario and Father Pietro Rossotti hope to lead the people of St. Peter in North St. Paul to a similar encounter as they begin their ministry at the 128-year-old parish.

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