Archbishop of Naples Visits NYC, Offers Prayers at Casa Belvedere


    Published by the Staten Island Advance

    By Maureen Donnelly

    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The Archbishop of Naples, Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe, visited Casa Belvedere, The Italian Cultural Foundation, Grymes Hill, Thursday as part of a tour of the five boroughs.

    One of the most notable leaders in Naples and of Italy's Campania region, Cardinal Sepe was in New York City this week for a series of events, "Dire Napoli" (Telling Naples) -- "Don't Close the Door on Hope," promoting Naples. He was accompanied to Casa Belvedere by Francesco Talo, counsel general of Italy, and Vincenzo Scotti, under-secretary for foreign affairs of Italy.

    Ms. Savino accompanied the cardinal on a tour of Ellis Island that morning and noted that it was the gateway for Italian immigrants nearly 100 years ago.

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    Saturday, January 22, 2011 - 00:00