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Walk this way to level up Britain

The government’s levelling up white paper, overseen by Michael Gove, is commendable in many ways, not least in being a “moral, social and economic programme for the whole of government”. The document sets out how opportunity will be spread “more equally” across the UK. It aims to “restore a sense of community, local pride and

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Tourism should foster culture of encounter, safeguard planet, Vatican says

ROME — Tourism needs to protect both people and the planet as well as promote a more inclusive economy, the Vatican said. People need to support “an inclusive approach to tourism and resist the temptations of individualism and nationalism that are too common in our contemporary society,” said the Vatican’s […]

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Rome or home? Expats look for best way to survive the pandemic

After a year without U.S. pilgrims, tourists and university students, some American expats in Rome have packed up and moved home. But others who teach at study abroad programs or work with pilgrims have expanded their services to a whole new clientele: People who have never visited the Eternal City and may never have the chance.

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A lot of room in the inn: most of Italy’s religious guesthouses reopen

ROME — The COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a powerful blow to the tourism industry, including the religious guesthouses in Italy that specialize in welcoming pilgrims. Fabio Rocchi, president of the Italian association of religious guesthouses, said Aug. 19 that of the 1,700 guesthouses he regularly interacts with only “140 have

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COVID-19 restrictions offer chance to support rural tourism, Vatican says

The drastic reduction in people’s mobility because of the COVID-19 pandemic could be an opportunity for moving one’s heart and mind instead — and for finding other ways to be close to and supportive of those in need, the Vatican said.

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Amid joy as Bethlehem reopens, Christians have uncertainty about future

Bethlehem residents returned to the Church of the Nativity as the holy site opened to visitors May 26 after being closed since March because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But amid the joy was a feeling of uncertainty about their economic future, as pilgrims and tourists are not yet able to return.

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