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Literature Festival 2018

The 22nd edition of Italy’s Festivaletteratura (Literature Festival) took place in Mantua from 5-9 September 2018. Launched in 1997, the Festival is one of Italy’s most anticipated annual cultural events: five days of meetings with authors, readings, guided tours, shows and concerts.
The many events held in public squares, halls and other places throughout the

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Digitization of the World’s Oldest Library

The precious parchments and manuscripts in the Santa Caterina Monastery Library, considered to be the oldest continually-operating library in the world, will soon be digitized thanks to an agreement between the Monastery, the Library of the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA), the Early Manuscripts Electronic Library and Arcadia Fund, one of the UK’s… Read more »

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Sacred Music: 18th Edition of Anima Mundi

Anima Mundi, the annual International Festival of Sacred Music, will be held in Pisa, Italy from 7-20 September 2018. This year’s program consists of seven concerts that program organizers hope will deeply move the hundreds of thousands of visitors who plan to attend the performances, which will be held in the Cathedral of Pisa and… Read more »

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Final message of Amecea

Migrants, families, young people: these are the central points of the concluding message of the 19th Plenary Assembly of the Episcopal Conferences of East Africa (Amecea), which took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. A re-evangelization of Africa is needed! This is one of the strongest cries of the final message, which says that the continent is… Read more »

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Happy Birthday, Twitter!

Twitter is celebrating its 12th birthday this year. In fact, it was created in March 2006 and officially launched in July of that year. To celebrate this event, the social networking service has undertaken a review of how many people use it, removing from the count profiles that refer to automatic services or those that… Read more »

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Giffoni Film Festival

From 20-28 July 2018, about 250,000 visitors flooded the Piana Valley in the province of Salerno, Italy, to participate in the 48th edition of the Giffoni International Film Festival, a cinema event for children and teenagers. 100 films (11 of them Italian) were in competition this year, judged by 5,601 children and teenagers from 52… Read more »

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V American Missionary Congress Dedicated to the Joy of the Gospel

An impressive number of people attended the Fifth American Missionary Congress, which took place in Bolivia on the theme: America on Mission, the Gospel is joy! In fact, the event drew almost 3 thousand participants: 1,200 national delegates from all the dioceses of Bolivia; 1,100 international delegates from 25 other countries; 400 organizers and volunteers;… Read more »

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Proclaiming the Gospel via the Radio, Press, Internet and Cable TV

Catholic Peace Broadcasting Corporation (CPBC), the official media organization of the Catholic Church in Seoul, is celebrating its 30th anniversary of foundation by re-launching its role of proclaiming the Gospel message of peace in Korea. Founded in 1988 in the Archdiocese of Seoul, Catholic Peace Broadcasting Corporation is a media network that is striving to… Read more »

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Paolo Ruffini: New Prefect of the Dicastery for Communication

Paolo Ruffini is the new Prefect of the Dicastery for Communication. Pope Francis appointed him to the position after the resignation of Monsignor Dario Edoardo Viganò as head of what was formerly known as the Vatican Secretariat for Communication. Ruffini, the first lay person to direct a Vatican Dicastery, was up until now director of… Read more »

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Music Festival 2018

From 21-24 June, amateurs and professionals, bands, groups, DJs and choirs all took part in Rome’s 2018 Music Festival, held in many different parts of the city to celebrate the summer solstice. The event was promoted by the city of Rome’s Cultural Growth Department in partnership with the Zètema Cultural Project. The program included a… Read more »

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