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Italy – outreach in Mantova
November 2011

Italy – outreach in Mantova

Italy — outreach in MantovaIn September, the Sola Grazia church organised a five-day evangelistic outreach during the National Book Fair (Festival della letteratura) in Mantova. 110,000 people came to the event from all overItalyand from other countries.The church received much help from a Presbyterian Church in Ireland (PCI) team, along with several Italians from…

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Italy’s greatest problem
November 2011

Italy’s greatest problem

Italy's greatest problemItaly was once home to one of the greatest empires ever seen. It also once had an impressive role in the history of Christendom, and yet, as we fast forward to 2011, there are now nearly as many Jehovah's Witnesses there as Protestant evangelicals.Where did it go wrong? More importantly, what is…

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Literature in Italy
May 1999

Literature in Italy

The year 1998 rushed by like the wind and we've already plunged into our work for 1999 at full speed. We thank the Lord for all the grace and patience he continues to show us. We are grateful for the number of books that we were able to distribute last year (the total since…

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Italy’s good crises
June 1998

Italy’s good crises

One of the first words a foreigner is taught on arrival in Italy is crisi, which recognisably corresponds to the English word crisis. Routinely, Italian governments are 'in-and-out', the currency is 'up-or-down', trains, planes and buses are 'running-or-on-strike', and the city traffic is always 'stop-and-go'. Crises seem to occur everywhere and almost daily!However, this…

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June 1998

Italy

Area:116,332 square miles.Main towns: Rome (capital), Milan, Turin, Florence, Naples, Genoa and Palermo. The Vatican forms an enclave inside the city of Rome.Environment: Alps and Apennine mountains, with valleys and lakes; rivers include the Po, Tiber and Rubicon. Vesuvius and Etna are active volcanoes. Italy's two largest islands are Sicily and Sardinia. There is…

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June 1998

Missionary Spotlight – Italy

The Republic of ItalyHistoryIn the early nineteenth century Italy was made up of independent nations, such as Sicily and the Papal States. Unification (Risorgimento) was accomplished in 1870, and a monarchy established. The Fascist regime of Mussolini came to power in 1922 and sided with Nazi Germany, plunging Italy into military defeat towards the…

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Two university students
June 1998

Two university students

Marta and Barbara are friends, law students at the University of Trent in northern Italy. At the end of 1995 they both started attending Bible studies, under the auspices of the Gruppi Biblici Universitari (International Fellowship of Evangelical Students). Although both have Catholic backgrounds and some familiarity with Bible stories, like most Italian students…

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A week in the life.
June 1998

A week in the life.

Just to the south-east of the city of Bologna, on the straight road that leads to the seaside resort of Rimini, lies the town of San Lazzaro. The first and only evangelical witness in San Lazzaro began in 1970, as an offshoot from the Bologna Brethren assembly. Progress has been hard and slow in…

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