By Peter Finney Jr., Clarion Herald Given its historic ties with the Catholic Church, the City of New Orleans opened its Tricentennial celebration Jan.
By Peter Finney Jr., Clarion Herald Sculptor Franco Alessandrini unwrapped his dazzling, Carrara marble statue of St. John Paul II in St. Peter’s Square
By Peter Finney Jr. Sculptor Franco Alessandrini, an only child, was born in 1944 in the Tuscan region of Italy. In the final months