Coronavirus Italy. Prayer to Mary from Rome Rooftops

We’ve previously posted about how Coronavirus Italy consecrates many of its cities to the Virgin Mary. And now, if Italians in Coronavirus times are not allowed to go to church to attend religious services because of the self-isolation lockdown imposed on them, the church is going to them. This is what the Parish of Santa […]

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Coronavirus Italy Consecrates Itself to the Virgin Mary

While you may have read about or seen videos of Italians in Coronavirus lockdown singing from their balconies to each other and to the rest of the world, different responses to the crisis have emerged in Italy. From the North to the South of the country, many mayors have consecrated their towns and cities, starting [...]
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Globalisation and Multiculturalism in Coronavirus Times

Italy has now surpassed China for number of Coronavirus deaths, if not of cases. The idea that the movement of great masses of people from their places of origin to new countries could not give rise to critical, not to say disastrous, consequences has now, with the new pandemic, been put to the test more […]

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Coronavirus, Meningitis Tell Us Without Borders We Die

While all the attention is on Coronavirus, soon, specifically Friday 24 April, is World Meningitis Day 2020. Meningitis is a disease of generally infectious origin. Meningitis Risk from African Migration to Italy Italian doctor Alessandro Meluzzi, while speaking on the topic of coronavirus, also said: I want to remind everyone present of something that nobody [...]
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Italy: How a Coronavirus Crisis Became a Disaster

Now that Italy has become the second country in the world after only China for number of Coronavirus cases, its number of confirmed infections has almost doubled in a couple of days from 5,061 on Saturday 7 March to 9,172 on Monday 9 March, and the whole country has been placed under lockdown, more than […]

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Coronavirus Exposes Open Ports to Africa Danger

This is our second post on the subject, here’s the first on Coronavirus and Italy. Italian physician and psychiatrist Alessandro Meluzzi rightly described as paradoxical Italy’s current policy of “closed schools and open ports”, letting in migrants at such a time of emergency for Coronavirus (whose official name, which initially and temporarily was 2019-nCoV, is […]

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Italy: Racism Fear Stops Coronavirus Vital Quarantine

Italy is now the third country in the world for the number of infections caused by Coronavirus, after China and South Korea. I know that, for the blog of a travel website like this, talking about the spread of a disease – although we still don’t know what’s going to happen either in Italy or […]

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“Trump Defends National Identity, An Example for Italy”

“Trump and his defence of national identity should be a model for Italy”. These were the words of the Italian politician Giorgia Meloni, who was in Washington to participate as a guest in the traditional National Prayer Breakfast, a series of meetings to convene and pray together held every year, organised on behalf of members […]

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“Young People, Don’t Emigrate” Say African Bishops

“Young people, stay at home” is what the Archbishop of Addis Ababa, the capital and largest city of Ethiopia, in Eastern Africa, has told his country’s youth, exhorting them not to emigrate to Europe. Cardinal Berhaneyesus Demerew Souraphiel is only the last of a long list of African Catholic Bishops and Cardinals to have warned […]

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New Year but In Italy Not Enough New Babies

Italy is “one of the oldest countries in the world”: these are the words of the Italian official Institute of Statistics Istat, which in its Yearbook explains how the cause is the decrease in the birth rate together with the increase in life expectancy: In 2018 the decline in births continues, from 458,151 in 2017 […]

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