Italian News Archives

Archive of News and Events taking place within Italy.

First Holy Week for Francis

The first Holy Week of Pope Francis revealed his style even more: in celebration, in preaching, in presence. The decision to celebrate the Mass in coena Domini of Holy Thursday among the inmates of the juvenile detention facility of Casal del Marmo, washing the feet of twelve of them, including those of a Muslim young […]

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“They Brought Help” — An interview with the bishop of Carpi, Monsignor Cavina

Several weeks ago, a group of Pontifical Swiss Guards left for Emilia in central Italy, which was devastated by a powerful earthquake. They volunteered to help the bishop of Carpi, Monsignor Francesco Cavina. Anna Artymiak met up with Monsignor Cavina to talk about these things.   How did the Swiss Guard conceive the project of […]

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Swiss Guards To the Rescue!


An interview with Gabriele Paris, a new recruit, who went with his companions to the Emilia Romagna region, Italy, to provide security at the damaged Carpi hospital Gabriele Paris: Our superior said they needed volunteers. He asked my squad, the second, if anyone was willing to go. I said “Yes.” What did you do there? […]

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Address of his holiness Benedict XVI


Nemi, Italy, Monday, July 9, 2012 JULY 9 VISIT TO THE AD GENTES HOUSE OF THE DIVINE WORD MISSIONARIES I am truly grateful for the possibility of seeing this house in Nemi once again after 47 years. I have a very beautiful memory of it, perhaps the most beautiful of the entire Council. I lived in […]

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Benedict Returns to Where He Worked 50 Years Ago…


In July, Benedict XVI visited the Society of the Divine Word’s house in Nemi, not far from his summer residence at Castel Gandolfo. In 1965, Ratzinger, then in his 30s, stayed in the house to work on documents for the Second Vatican Council Pope Benedict began his summer vacation on July 3 at the papal […]

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