SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
Italy
May 14, 2021
In his address for the opening of the General States of Birth, Pope Francis confronted the issue head on, noting that the Italy has long had the lowest birth rate in Europe. In 2020, Italy saw the fewest number of births since national unification in the 19th century. Although young people want to have children, the Pope said, “their dreams of life, buds of rebirth for the country, clash with a demographic winter that is still cold and dark: only half of young people believe they will be able to have two children in their lifetime.”
January 18, 2021
Cecilia Marogna faces extradition to the Vatican from Italy for allegedly misappropriating €575,000 from the Holy See
June 26, 2020
Scientists confirmed this month that a crucifix in the Italian city of Lucca is the oldest wooden statue in Europe
April 27, 2020
Shops are preparing to reopen next month, but no date has been given for the resumption of public Masses
March 18, 2020
As we enter Week Two of lockdown, our spirits remain high
February 13, 2020
You may have heard that the bishop of a small city in Tuscany denounced a priest in his diocese to secular authorities in connection with sexual abuse allegations. The bishop is Giovanni Nerbini – a 66-year-old from Fiesole, consecrated bishop last June and installed in the see of Prato on September 7 of last year
July 27, 2018
Famiglia Cristiana's description of the Italian Interior Minister is an extraordinary personal attack
June 14, 2018
Can the coalition between the Catholic-friendly Lega and the socially liberal Five Star survive?
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