November 1, 2011 Leave a comment
Mons. Salvatore Muratore – Bishop of Nicosia
He was born in Campobello di Licata (Agrigento). He is the fourteenth bishop of Nicosia.
He studied philosophy and theology at the seminaries of Agrigento and Messina, completing his studies at the Pontifical Faculty of Posillipo (Naples).
He was ordained a priest on May 17, 1970 in Rome by His Holiness Pope Paul VI.
In 1971 he obtained a licentiate in pastoral theology at the Ignatianum in Messina. In 1976 he obtained a degree in pedagogy at the Teaching Faculty of the University of Palermo.
On January 22, 2009 Pope Benedict XVI appointed him Bishop of the Diocese of Nicosia.
Motto: Hilarem datorem diligit Deus – “God loves a cheerful giver”
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João (John) Muratore
It was a local Brazilian politician: the first administrator of the district Caxias do Sul, located in the state of Rio Grande do Sul.
He was elected in 1884.
In that region there was been a strong immigration from northern Italy, since 1875 , due to the economic and social crisis in Italy, impoverished farmers could no longer guarantee their survival.
At that moment, the imperial government of Brazil decided to undertake the colonization of uninhabited areas of the south, encouraging the arrival of immigrants from Italy.
Today the majority of the population of Caxias do Sul has got Italian origin. The local dialect Talian (a mixture of Portuguese, Italian and Venetian) is spoken by many residents.