Study reveals 25 percent of millennials raised Catholic no longer identify with the religion. Church attendance is declining in three of Europe’s most Catholic countries—France, Malta and Italy.
Paolo the economist sweats,
oils his palms, tars his print-press at high noon.
He worries with his bone-knife—
Who will buy?
A revue of the Venetian glass arts, from beadwork to glassblowing, including the story of Giorgio Giuman and Berengo Studios.
Rising waters and the death of the arts in Venice are often viewed as “natural processes in the lagoon.” Can we stem the tide?
Paolo Olbi, a bookbinder in Venice, believes that the older breed of tourist is dying. Now "they come, they look, but they do not buy,” he mourned. And he's not the only artisan suffering.
Despite torrential downpours, Pope Francis drew large crowds during a recent visit to Basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere. Young and old were eager to receive a blessing from "Papa Francesco."
As the cost of maintaining churches escalates, “people must make adjustments in their thinking,” says a Vatican archbishop. But a nun serving as a waitress?
With the possibility of a million refugees from the Arab Spring pouring into Europe, the region tightens its border controls by relying on an agency that has been accused of human rights violations.