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Giovanna Dell'orto

Giovanna Dell'orto is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Giovanna Dell'orto

Camino pilgrims help rural Spain’s emptying villages survive

By Giovanna Dell'orto — June 21, 2022
TERRADILLOS DE LOS TEMPLARIOS, Spain (AP) — Terradillos de los Templarios, and dozens of villages like it, were built to host medieval pilgrims. Today’s Camino travelers are saving them from disappearing.

Pastor-led shelters bring schooling options to migrant kids

By Giovanna Dell'orto — April 26, 2022
CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — Pastor-run shelters have partnered with educators to bus children to an alternative school that teaches everything from math to reading to dealing with emotions, or bringing in specially accredited teachers.

Afghan evacuees mark first US Ramadan with gratitude, agony

By Mariam Fam and Giovanna Dell'orto — April 5, 2022
LAS CRUCES, New Mexico (AP) — As they adjust to their new communities, Afghan families are celebrating Ramadan with gratitude for their safety. Yet there's also the agony of being away from loved ones who they fear are in danger under Taliban leadership.
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