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Flags at half mast in mourning in Barga

Flags at half mast in mourning in Barga

Today at 12 noon Italy stopped to pay tribute to all the victims of the Coronavirus, as a sign of solidarity to family members and national participation in the condolences for the communities most affected by the pandemic. The initiative which started by the mayors in Italy has been expanded to other institutions – the […]

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Housebound Italians embrace ‘virtual Mass’ to keep the faith

Housebound Italians embrace ‘virtual Mass’ to keep the faith

In one of the nations hardest hit by COVID-19, Catholics come together to worship—at a safe distance.

The pain inflicted by the COVID-19 pandemic has been particularly severe in Italy, a nation of 61 million people. On March 27 the Italian death toll surpassed 8,200—the world’s highest and more than twice the registered toll in China, a country of 1.4 billion. Those bleak health figures translate into enormous challenges for the nation’s […]

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Il villaggio UNRRA- il flash mob

Il villaggio UNRRA-  il flash mob

Il villaggio UNRRA- il flash mob

At 18.00 this evening across Italy, people who are locked into their houses, opened their windows or went out onto their balconies or into gardens and played music — a communal flash mob  People across Italy have been singing from their balconies in an effort to keep up morale as the country faces the worst […]

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Corona Virus – Italian flags unfurled in Barga

Corona Virus – Italian flags unfurled in Barga

the message is clear - down but not out

As the numbers mount up and the lockdown over the whole of Italy starts to take over daily life – the Barghigiani who are now forced to stay in their houses are showing that they will not be beaten and are now showing their defiance and pride by flying the flag. This afternoon the Italian […]