Although the presence of the Church in
Italy is relatively recent, the events that have taken place during this period
of time have defined the national identity of the Church and determined its
impact among the Italian people.
The knowledge and
understanding of these events are fundamental premises to appreciate what the
Church is today and what it will become in the future.
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October 12, 2005:
"Statements by Modern-Day Prophets and Apostles on Christopher Columbus,"
"Statements by Christopher Columbus with Spiritual Significance" and the article "A Man Moved Upon by the Spirit" have been added to the
September 19, 2005:
"Neither Catholic nor Protestant: The Mormon Image in the Torino Newspaper Wars During
the 1850s" has been added to the GENERAL HISTORY page.
2 new articles have been added to the ITALIAN section.
August 21, 2005:
The article "On
the Archaeology of Christian Baptism" has been added to the GENERAL HISTORY page. In this
article several Italian archaeological sites are presented as evidence of the ancient
practice of baptism by immersion.
5 new articles have been added
to the ITALIAN
July 4, 2005:
A "Dictionary of
Italian names and places found in the Holy Bible" and "The Italian Mission
1850-1867" have been added to the Biographies page.
entries from the "Dictionary of Italian names and places found in the Holy Bible"
have been added to the Local
History and Biographies
1 new article has been added to the ITALIAN section.
April 21, 2005:
"President Hinckley calls on King and Queen of Spain", "A Company of Angels" and
"Cumorah Project International LDS Database:Italy" have been added to the General History pages.
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