Catholics pray with Muslims as Ramadan ends

“Wisdoms and flavours” at Sesto S. Giovanni. As the Islamic holy month of fasting draws to a close, Muslims and Catholics will meet for an evening in the cultural centre Spazio Mil in Sesto S. Giov...

Milan gears up for Pope Francis on 25 March

First papal visit since 2012. The city of Saint Ambrose is in the final stages of preparation for the visit of Pope Francis on Saturday 25 March, and tickets for the high point of the visit, the cl...

Dalai Lama to be named honourary citizen of Milan

Milan will present keys of the city. The Dalai Lama, leader of the Tibetan Buddhist community in exile, will be named honorary citizen of the city by Milan councillor Lamberto Bertolé on Thursday 2...

Milan to press ahead for city mosque

Despite hold-up caused by regional law. Milan deputy mayor Anna Scavuzzo has told the city’s Muslims that the new administration will continue to press for a mosque, even though the previous admini...

Milan court rules on discrimination against hijab wearer

Company ordered to pay compensation. Milan court of appeal has ordered an event management company to pay €500 compensation to a young woman whose job application was rejected because she wore a hi...

Lombardy prison guards to study religions

An initiative coordinated by Milan’s Caritas. Experts from different faiths have formed a group to hold a series of seminars in Milan for Lombardy prison guards, aimed at creating more respect for...

Milan gears up for Ambrosian carnival

A week of parties leading up to Saturday 13 February. As Milan prepares for the big parade on Saturday 13 February, associations, museums, bars and night-clubs across the city are staging events wi...

Lombardy to ban burqa, niqab in hospitals, offices

Northern League to ban Islamic veils in public offices. The Lombardy regional administration has announced a forthcoming ban on Islamic scarves covering the face. Regional councillor for securit...

Milan Muslims renounce terrorism

Hundreds of Muslims denounce Paris killings. Milan’s central Piazza S. Babila saw a demonstration by Italy's Muslim communities on 21 November denouncing the ISIS outrage in Paris under the slogan...

Milan cathedral fast-tracks the faithful

Duomo's Veneranda Fabbrica sets new opening hours and entrances for visits. After an experimental period in May the Veneranda Fabbrica, the administrative body of Milan's cathedral, has announced n...

Pope Paul VI to be beatified

Paul VI beatification to be streamed live in Milan’s Galleria Vittorio Emanuele When Paul VI is declared Blessed on Sunday 19 October in St Peter’s Square in the Vatican, the mass will...

Mosque a priority for central Milan

In a document setting out the priorities for Milan’s central Zone 1, the local urban planning committee has asked city hall for a mosque. In a document approved by the committee with a majori...

More exorcists for Milan

To meet the mounting demand for exorcists, the diocese of Milan has doubled the number of qualified priests from six to 12 and has set up a telephone helpline to locate the nearest one available. I...

Milan declares mourning for Cardinal Carlo Martini

Milan has declared a day of mourning on Monday 3 September, the day set for the funeral of its much-loved archbishop Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini who died from Parkinson’s on 31 August after man...

Milan gears up for papal visit

The Vatican is expecting a million worshippers to attend Pope Benedict XVI’s mass during the three-day family meeting in Milan 30 May-3 June. Announcing the satisfactory progress of preparati...

XIV Dalai Lama to visit Milan in June

The XIV Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatzo, will visit Milan on 27 and 28 June, the Institute for Studies of Tibetan Buddhism has announced. On 27 June, His Holiness will teach on the basis of the text

XIV Dalai Lama to visit Milan

The XIV Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatzo, will visit Milan on 27 and 28 June, the Institute for Studies of Tibetan Buddhism has announced. On 27 June, His Holiness will teach on the basis of the text &lsq...

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