Italian American Leaders Meet with Pope Francis and Government Officials to Reaffirm Our Community's Religious and Cultural Ties to Italy

It was a historic week in Rome and within Vatican City as a delegation of Italian American leaders met with government officials and Pope Francis to advance cultural and religious initiatives, and to set the stage for new economic opportunities, between the U.S. and Italy.
The delegation, assembled by Judge Basil M. Russo, who leads The Conference of Presidents of Major Italian American Organizations (COPOMIAO), conducted a panel discussion with Italian Supreme Court justices, met with the Italian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, and 

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