Euro 2020 draw offers unique incentive for 12 host nations
The eyes of European football on Sunday turn to Dublin for the Euro 2020 qualifying draw with 12 nations handed the extra incentive of home advantage should they make it to the 24-team tournament in two years time for the first time. Amsterdam, Baku, Bilbao, Bucharest, Budapest, Copenhagen, Dublin, Glasgow, London, Munich, Rome and Saint…
Pope denounces 'din of rich few' on World Day of Poor
Pope Francis railed against social inequality Sunday, lamenting "the din of the rich few" drowning out the voice of the needy, as he marked the second "World Day of the Poor". At a mass attended by about 6,000 poor people at St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, the pope noted that "injustice is the perverse root…
Rome's populist mayor faces jail over hiring practices
Rome's public prosecutor on Friday requested a ten-month jail term for the city's populist mayor Virginia Raggi over accusations of corrupt hiring practices. Raggi, who became the city's first female mayor in 2016 and who belongs to the anti-establishment Five Star Movement, is accused of making false statements regarding the appointment of Renato Marra as…
Pope silent on claim he ignored abuse
Pope Francis has declined to comment on a claim that he ignored sexual abuse allegations against a senior clergyman amid speculation conservative elements in the Catholic hierarchy are using the issue to mount a "putsch" to remove the liberal pontiff. Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, a former Vatican envoy to the United States, on Saturday said…
Pope in surprise visit to ex-prostitutes
Pope Francis surprised 20 former prostitutes on Friday by knocking on their door in Rome and popping in for a chat.
Pope denounces marginalisation of handicapped people
The crowd of sick and handicapped faithful had come to Rome for the jubilee which ran from Friday to Sunday.
Murray, Djokovic, Federer cruise on in Rome Masters
Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer yesterday came through their opening matches at the Rome Masters in straight sets.
Federer tests back injury with Rome win over Zverev
Roger Federer made a winning return to the clay after last week's back pain, with the Swiss icon beating German teenager Alexander Zverev 6-3, 7-5 in the second round of the Rome Masters on Wednesday.
Kenyan suing Israel over Jesus’s death
Kenyan lawyer is attempting to acquit Jesus of the crimes he was found guilty of committing some 2,000 years ago and overturn the death penalty handed down as a result, and has turned to the International Court of Justice to do so. According to the Daily Mail, Dola Indisis, a former spokesperson for the African…