Posts Tagged ‘Turin’

Convent in Turin isolated after 5 nuns die of coronavirus

Monday, March 30th, 2020

Among the latest casualties of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak in Italy are five sisters belonging to a convent in the country’s northern Piedmont region, prompting the immediate isolation and quarantine of the remaining nuns. Roughly 90 miles from Milan, Turin holds 10 of the more than 30 deaths in Piedmont, which neighbors Lombardy, the region Read more

Worries over cardinals coming from tiny nations like Tonga

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

Concerns have been raised over the appointments by Pope Francis of cardinals from very small nations like Tonga. In an article in the National Catholic Register, Rome correspondent Edward Pentin wrote that Francis’s choice of cardinals is among the indicators of his pontificate’s direction. Pentin noted that Francis has chosen not to award “so many Read more

Dodgy Vatican monsignor forced to return items to churches

Friday, October 31st, 2014

A former high ranking official at the Congregation for Clergy has been forced to return objects of value to churches in Turin. During Msgr Giovanni Carrù’s 20 years as pastor in a Turin parish, many paintings, statues, furniture and other objects were lost and then found in private homes. Two candelabra ended up being among Read more