The basilica and the feast of Our Lady of Health originate from the Italian plague epidemic of 1630-1631.
In June 2015 Brugnaro removed 49 books containing homosex[ual] propaganda from public kindergartens and schools.
[For original article and video of Mayor Brugnaro's Consecration of Venice, see here. If only the Mayor was joined by the Patriarch of Venice!]
"So let us be confident, let us not be unprepared, let us not be outflanked, let us be wise, vigilant, fighting against those who are trying to tear the faith out of our souls and morality out of our hearts, so that we may remain Catholics, remain united to the Blessed Virgin Mary, remain united to the Roman Catholic Church, remain faithful children of the Church."- Archbp. Lefebvre 1980