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Raphael virtual tour

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In the midst of COVID-19 an Italian lawmaker delivers a passionate speech

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Italian Leader Slams ‘False COVID-19 Numbers

Italian Leader Slams ‘False COVID-19 Numbers: 25K Did Not Die, it’s a way to Impose a Dictatorship’.
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General Italy Traditions

Sober Anniversary of Italy’s Liberation

Mattarella visit to Altare della patria 2020
The Italian president Sergio Mattarella pays respect to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on April 25, 2020. © la Repubblica
For the first time Italy celebrates Liberation Day without marches, public demonstrations or speeches.

Mattarella, alone and wearing a face mask, climbs the steps of the Altare della Patria in Rome, to pay respect to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. View video…

The Altare della Patria (Victor Emmanuel II National Monument) is an imposing building located in Piazza Venezia. It provides some breath-taking views of Rome. Read more…




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St. Expedite

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Expeditus, also known as Expedite, was said to have been a Roman centurion in Armenia who was martyred around April 303 in what is now Turkey, for converting to Christianity. Considered the patron saint of speedy cases, he is commemorated by the Catholic Church on 19 April. Source: Wikipedia

In this time of Coronavirus-caused financial stress, read Charles Marsala’s article about the origin of the Louisiana devotion to St. Expedite.



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