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Saint Charles was born John Charles Marchioni in Sezze, Italy on October 19, 1613.  His family was extremely pious. They lived in a rural area and as a child Saint Charles worked as a shepherd.  Due to his lack of education, it is said he learned only the basics and

by Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Oct 25, 2021 / 12:00 pm The Catholic Church’s newest blessed is Sandra Sabattini, a 22-year-old woman who devoted herself to helping the poor and disabled before she was killed by a passing car in 1984. She was beatified on Oct. 24 in the Cathedral

by CNA Staff Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Oct 10, 2021 / 09:19 am House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her husband left Mass at a church in Rome Saturday evening due to a “security incident,” the church’s rector said. “You probably heard or saw the commotion. Unfortunately, I guess, there was a

by CNA Staff Naples, Italy, Sep 18, 2021 / 10:38 am On Sept. 19, the Catholic Church celebrates the feast of St. Januarius, bishop, martyr, and patron saint of Naples, Italy. Traditionally, on this day and on two other occasions a year, his blood, which is kept in a glass

by Courtney Mares Rome, Italy, Aug 20, 2021 / 10:34 am Proof of coronavirus vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test is now required for tourists who wish to visit the Duomo in Florence, St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, and many of Italy’s most famous Catholic cathedrals. Italy implemented earlier this

by Courtney Mares Rome Newsroom, May 24, 2021 / 06:00 am Fourteen people died in a cable car crash in northern Italy Sunday after the cable carrying the passengers up a mountain near Lake Maggiore suddenly snapped. Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, the president of the Italian bishops’ conference, expressed the “closeness

The Catholic Church honors St. Bernardine of Siena on May 20. A Franciscan friar and preacher, St. Bernardine is known as “the Apostle of Italy” for his efforts to revive the country’s Catholic faith during the 15th century. Bernardine Albizeschi was born to upper-class parents in the Italian republic of

Pope Francis baptizes a child in the Sistine Chapel on Jan. 12, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media
by Courtney Mares Vatican City, May 3, 2021 / 07:00 am America/Denver (CNA). The Vatican announced Monday that Pope Francis will open an event on Italy’s demographic winter as the country’s birth rate has hit a historic low. Pope Francis will give the opening remarks for the General States of

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by Courtney Mares Rome Newsroom, Mar 25, 2021 / 05:00 pm MT (CNA).- Venice traces its founding back to 1,600 years ago when the cornerstone of its first Catholic church was laid on the feast of the Annunciation. The Italian city of canals and lagoons celebrated its 1,600th anniversary Thursday