Posts Tagged ‘Venice’

Venice should be a livable city, not a ‘display case,’ archbishop says

Thursday, August 5th, 2021

Now that giant cruise ships are banned from fragile waterways near the historic center of Venice, the time has come for the city to become a model of sustainability and supportive of its residents, said Archbishop Francesco Moraglia of Venice. “The risk is (the city) becomes just a container that offers opportunities for events and Read more

Venice homeless struggling, basilica damaged by record floods

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

Two people have died and the crypt of St Mark’s Basilica, is underwater after serious flooding hit Venice, Wednesday. Used to high tides, local authorities in the lagoon city have called a state emergency. More than 85% of Venice was flooded as the high watermark reached over 6 feet. Wednesday’s water levels were the highest Read more

St Mark’s Basilica in Venice damaged by metre-high flood

Monday, November 5th, 2018

St Mark’s Basilica is one of the many victims of the series of storms that hit Venice this week. The landmark tourist destination was flooded under nearly a metre of water, which damaged part of the 1,000-year-old marble mosaic floor in front of the altar of the Madonna Nicopeia, a 12th-century icon. The baptistry and 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