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Italian Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia calls for day to commemorate victims of...

VATICAN CITY -- The president of the Pontifical Academy for Life, publicly supporting a proposal to establish a national day in Italy to commemorate...

Study shows coronavirus caused an increase in prayers and religious fervor...

ROME -- The uncertainty and restrictive measures in place due to the coronavirus pandemic caused an increase in prayers and religious fervor in Italy,...

Italian bishops accuse government of excluding return to Masses in lockdown...

ROME -- The Italian bishops' conference accused the government of adopting plans to ease the country's COVID-19 lockdown rules in a way that "arbitrarily...

Italian Ministry for Internal Affairs: Visiting church to pray not valid...

ROME  -- While many churches in Italy remain open, visiting a church to pray is not a valid excuse for leaving one's home during...

High mortality rate means Italian churches, chaplains, nuns have unexpected role...

ROME — In a nation where the faithful are not allowed to assemble for Mass, one church in northern Italy is full. The Church of...

Father Stanislao Esposito, native of Italy, keeps in close contact with...

So many people are keeping a close watch on the impact of coronavirus in Italy and elsewhere, but few are paying closer attention than...

As coronavirus continues to spread in Italy, the country’s bishops declare...

VATICAN CITY -- The suspension of public Masses in Italy is a painful yet necessary measure to protect people's health, the country's bishops said. "This...

Pope Francis brings hope to 2016 Camerino, Italy earthquake survivors

CAMERINO, Italy  -- Wearing a firefighter's helmet painted white and gold for the occasion, Pope Francis entered the earthquake-damaged cathedral in Camerino and prayed...

God dreams big and ‘calls us by name,’ Pope Francis says

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — God is right by the side of each person on earth, seeing each individual’s pain and wanting to bring...

Priests celebrate Masses outdoors after massive earthquake in Italy

Catholic News Service ROME — Priests in central Italy were instructed to celebrate Mass outdoors following another devastating earthquake that rocked the region and brought...

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