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The Muratorian Fragment The Muratorian fragment is
the oldest known list of New Testament books that were accepted by the churches. It was
discovered in the Ambrosian Library in Milan by father Ludovico Antonio Muratori, (1672 -
1750), the most famous Italian historian of his generation, and published in
Il Libro di Mormon: Anticipating Growth Beyond Italy's
Waldensian Valleys Michael W. Homer, "Il Libro di Mormon:
Anticipating Growth Beyond Italy's Waldensian Valleys," F.A.R.M.S., Journal of
Book of Mormon Studies, Vol.11, n.1, 2002. An in-depth study of the events
surrounding the first Italian translation of the Book of Mormon. Click
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1849-1850: The first missionaries arrive 1850:
Missionary work begins; First baptism 1850-1851: Early baptisms; Branch
established 1852-1854: Lorenzo Snow's mission concludes 1854-1900:
Gathering to Utah; Mission closed
Neither Catholic nor Protestant
Michael W. Homer, "Neither Catholic nor Protestant: The Mormon Image in the Torino
Newspaper Wars During the 1850s" Presentation at the Annual Conference of the Center for Studies on New Religions (CESNUR) at Palermo, Italy, June 5,
Visits to Italy; Conversion of Vincenzo Di
Francesca 1937-1951: Kimballs' visit; World War II 1951-1965: Prelude to
the reopening of Italy
The First LDS Chapel in Italy
Salvatore Velluto, "The First LDS Chapel in Italy" The unknown and
almost forgotten story of the construction of the first house of worship of The Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Italy.
- The Italian version
of this article is available here - The Italian
version of this article also appeared on the magazine "Liahona" ("Notizie Locali," April
2005, pgs. 11-14)
1966: Italian Mission reopened 1966-1973: The Church
grows; visit by the Prophet 1973-1979: New missions; President Kimball tours
Italy 1980-1987: Stakes established 1988-1993: Church gains
recognition 1993-1997: Church coming out of "obscurity" 1997-1999: Pioneer
Caravan; Tabernacle Choir Tour
between BYU and Centro Internazionale per lo Studio dei Papiri Ercolanesi (CISPE)
A Library of
Mud and Ashes Julie H. Walker, "A Library of Mud and Ashes," BYU Magazine, Spring
2001, page 44. A BYU team brings ancient history to light by imaging
a collection of scrolls that were buried when Mount Vesuvius erupted in A.D. 79.
A DVD of the documentary "Out of the Ashes" can be
purchased through BYU's Creative Works. The DVD includes both English and Italian
150 Years Ago: First Italian Pioneers in
Utah Salvatore Velluto,"150 Years Ago: First Italian Pioneers in Utah" As part of the "Columbus Day" celebration, the University of Utah hosted a
conference to mark the 150th anniversary of the arrival of Antoinette, Daniel and James
Bertoch to Salt Lake City.
This article also appears
in the magazine "In Piazza" (page 17, Winter 2004) and on the Notiziario Locale of the
magazine "Liahona" (marzo 2005)
More related articles, in Italian, are available in the Storia Generale page.
Buon Giorno! Don L. Searle, "Buon Giorno!," Ensign, July 1989, page
34. Also included with this article: "How They Came into the Church" (Brief
conversion stories of Italian Saints), and "Milestones in Italy" (A timeline of
LDS Italian history, up to 1988). This same article appeared
also as "The Saints in Italy," Liahona/Tambuli, April 1990, page 11.
Italian Religious Economy Massimo Introvigne,"Praise God and Pay the Tax": Italian Religious Economy -
An Assessment. A lecture at the Institute of World Religions, Chinese
Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, China, March 12, 2002