Sunday morning quake rocks Italy…
Earthquake in Norcia:
Basilica of St. Benedict Destroyed
Around 7:40 am local time, a 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit just north of Norcia in central Italy. The quake was so powerful that the centuries-old Basilica of St. Benedict and the co-cathedral nearby were destroyed. The following is a note posted by the monks living there:
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Around 7:40 AM, a powerful earthquake struck close to Norcia….
The Basilica of St. Benedict, the historic church built atop the birthplace of St. Benedict, was flattened by this most recent quake.