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Tiny Italian village celebrates new baby

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 7/21/20, 02:22 pm

Parents Matteo and Sara put a blue ribbon on their door to announce the good news to the community of Morterone, Italy. Denis, the village’s first baby in eight years, arrived Sunday.

How big is his village? The mountain community in the Lombardy region has a population of 29 people after the birth of Denis and is considered Italy’s smallest municipality. “It wasn’t easy to be pregnant during a pandemic,” Sara told Corriere della Sera. “You were unable to go out or go and see loved ones.” But the family is planning on celebrating with a party.

Dig deeper: Read Mary Jackson’s report in Relations about how the pandemic affected birth plans in the United States.

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Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Rachel is an assistant editor for WORLD Digital. She is a Patrick Henry College and World Journalism Institute graduate. Rachel resides with her husband in Wheaton, Ill.

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