Norcia which had suffered damage during the August earthquakes in Central Italy was again devastated on October 30th. The Basilica Church of St. Benedict and much of the monks’ Abbey were destroyed by a large earthquake centered near Norcia.
“Are you married?” No. “Do you have children?” No. “Do you have girlfriends?” No. Our tour guide, Tina, was puzzled. Who were these three dabizi (da-bee-zee, foreigners, literally “big nose”) she was leading on a tour of Beijing?