Repair workers have successfully stabilized the facade of the historic basilica of St. Benedict in Norcia, Italy, which had been destroyed by earthquakes last October.
As the first stage in a massive reconstruction effort, a metal cage
has been installed behind the facade, shoring it up and making it
possible to begin work on the interior of the basilica.
The building was
almost completely destroyed by the earthquakes; it is being
reconstructed with the help of the Italian government and the European