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Cardinal Baldisseri and Archbishop Emeritus Conti

Cardinal Baldisseri and Archbishop Emeritus Conti

Visitors to the Duomo in Barga this morning might have noticed with some surprise that the mass seems to be being conducted by some extremely high ranking members of the Catholic church.

Yes, the Duomo is a spectacular building with a history dating back through the centuries but Barga is not a large city and its inhabitants over the whole area only number just over 10,000 souls but leading the mass this morning was a Cardinal and by his side, an Archbishop Emeritus. Part of this story […]

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Three new Canons inducted in the Duomo

Three new Canons inducted in the Duomo

Don Silvio Baldisseri, Don Antonio Pieraccini and Don Giuseppe Cola are presented as new canons of the Duomo of Barga

The Archbishop of Pisa Mons. Giovanni Paolo Benotto was in Barga this week to confer on three local priests the order of canons of the Duomo of Barga. As the three are already members of the collegiata del Duomo di Barga  (from late Latin collegiatus, from collegium ‘partnership’ ) they can be given the title of Canon by the Archbishop […]

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The Archbishop, thanksgiving and community

The Archbishop, thanksgiving and community

Monsignor Giovanni Paolo Benotto took this opportunity to speak of community and its importance in today's society

Just as the last time the Archbishop visited the Barga area, the seemingly continuous rains paused, and the sun shone for the day. The Bishop of the Archdiocese of Pisa, Monsignor Giovanni Paolo Benotto, on Sunday paid his pastoral visit and first held Mass at Sommocolonia, where he performed the rites of confirmation of a […]

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Tiglio celebrates with the Archbishop

Tiglio celebrates with the Archbishop

the icon of Santa Maria delle Grazie, wound its way down the forested road from Tiglio Basso to Le Seggiane

All of Tiglio, and some from several other communities, on Sunday afternnon, came out for the exceptionally well attended finale to months of effort leading up to the celebration of the 300th anniversary of the Oratorio di Santa Maria delle Grazie. Partly cloudy skies provided some relief from the heat as the procession, led by […]

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44 confirmations in the Duomo Barga

44 confirmations in the Duomo Barga

The Duomo in Barga was the scene this morning as 44 young people from the area were confirmed by Giovanni Paolo Benotto the Bishop of Pisa. Confirmation can be conferred only on those who have already been baptised and have not yet been confirmed. As St. Thomas says: Confirmation is to baptism what growth is […]

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Mass and Reception for the Italian Community with Archbishop Conti

Mass and Reception for the Italian Community with Archbishop Conti

Il 2 novembre alle 19, presso la restaurata cattedrale di st. Andrew in Glasgow, si terrà l’annuale messa da requiem, nella ricorrenza del giorno dei defunti ed il ricevimento per la comunità italiana in Scozia. La messa sarà celebrata dsll’arcivescovo della Diocesi di Glasgow, mons. Mario Conti e la sua presenza è oltremodo significativa visto […]