My co-host, Jim Battaglia will be talking about his most memorable trip to Rome, Italy, when he and his friend Hank Veit were fortunate enough to have had an audience with Pope John Paul II, the “Polish” pope, born Karol Józef Wojtyła.
We thought we’d feature Rome as the city prepares for the huge crowds expected for the canonization of two American religious figures – one a Native American, Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, known as the “Lily of the Mohawks”; and Blessed Mother Marianne Cope, who devoted her life to caring for Hansen’s Disease patients until her death in 1918.
We hope that some of our listeners will join Liz Ayers, who will journey to Rome to film a documentary for WCNY. The WCNY tour promises to be a trip of a lifetime and includes visits to some of Italy’s most famous destinations, plus the opportunity to join Liz and the television production team as they capture the events of this historical event. For more details, contact Liz Ayers at 315.453.2424 x 208 and visit http://www.wcny.org/travelwithliz online.
As always, CIAO! is where you can celebrate the Italian in YOU! Join us every Sunday afternoon at 3:00 WCNY FM 91.3 on your dial with me, Joey Nigro and my co-host Jim Battaglia (or online at http://www.wcny.org/radio/listen-now/classicfm). Italians love to say, “Canta che ti passa!” “Sing that it will pass!” so we always feature great music…a mix of old and new songs by our Italian American artists and Italian singers and composers…music that will lift your spirits…and music that you won’t hear anywhere else! Like us on Facebook, too, at https://www.facebook.com/pages/CIAO-on-WCNY/363893410303831
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