Bari’s Borrowed Wonder Worker
text and photographs by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From Catholic Near East July – August 1997)
In the southern Italy city of Bari, an annual celebration commemorates St. Nicholas, the Wonder Worker.
Italy’s Byzantine Catholics
by Msgr. Eleuterio F. Fortino
(From Catholic Near East November – December 1995)
The Byzantine Catholic Church in Italy – historically a link to the Byzantine Orthodox Church.
Byzantine Catholics in Italy
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East May – June 1994)
The Italo-Albanian Church in Sicily maintains the island’s Byzantine roots.
Preserving Albanian Heritage: Byzantine Catholics in Italy
by Daniel Morneau
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Spring 1986)
Unlike their brothers and sisters in Albania, Byzantine Catholics in Italy can – and do – celebrate their culture and faith.
Children of the Odegitria: Italy’s Byzantine Catholics
by Rev. Romanos V. Russo
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Winter 1980)
The Byzantine Catholic rite in Italy continues to flourish as it has for thousands of years.
Italian Official Comments on Kidnapped Jesuit
Catholic News Service (7 August 2013)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — After more than a week with no word from Jesuit Father Paolo Dall’Oglio, an Italian priest who worked for decades in Syria, Italian Foreign Minister Emma Bonino said, “it seems he has been kidnapped by an Islamist group” that is a “local version of Al Qaida,” the terrorist group.
Italian Prosecutor Says Pope May Be at Risk From Mafia
Catholic News Service (14 November 2013)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Crime families in Italy are not happy with Pope Francis and would hurt him if they could, said an Italian prosecutor who has spent years investigating organized crime and has written a book about the apparent Catholic devotion of mafia bosses.
Picture of the Day: St. Nicholas, the Wonder Worker
Vice President of Communications Michael J.L. La Civita reflects on the importance of St. Nicholas.
The Feast of St. Nicholas
Michael La Civita discusses the feast day of St. Nicholas.
Picture of the Day: Carrying the Cross of Lampedusa
Pope Francis carries a pastoral staff carved from the wood of a shipwrecked boat as he celebrates Mass in Lampedusa, Italy on 8 July. (photo: CNS/Paul Haring)
Picture of the Day: From Syria to Italy
Migrants are seen on a rescue boat as they arrive with a group that includes Syrian refugees at the port of Pozzallo, Italy, on 17 September. (photo: CNS/Antonio Parrinello, Reuters)