19 Oct 2019
Italy's strongman Matteo Salvini holds a rally in Rome Saturday aimed at relaunching the Italian right and making a power grab for the capital.
24 Jun 2019
A 3.7-magnitude earthquake struck near Rome on Sunday evening, the Italian geophysics institute said, with local media reporting it caused no damage.
16 Jun 2019
There will be corresponding negative consequences that can happen in our lives, whenever we do not hear from God. The negative consequences may be beyond measure and truly devastating. In Acts Chapter 27, Paul was travelling with others in a ship to Rome. They encountered difficulties sailing through the sea because of the storms. When…
2 Jun 2019
Pope Francis apologised to the Roma people on Sunday for the Roman Catholic Church's "discrimination" against them as he wrapped up a visit to Romania. Making up around 10 percent of Romania's 20 million people, many Roma are marginalised and live in poverty and have suffered centuries of discrimination and insults. "I ask forgiveness –…
2 Dec 2018
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…
18 Nov 2018
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…
10 Nov 2018
Several thousand protesters rallied in Rome on Saturday to protest against what they criticised as unfair anti-migrant policies promoted by far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini.
9 Nov 2018
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…
27 Aug 2018
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…
30 Aug 2016
Mother Teresa's old religious order the Missionaries of Charity was Tuesday stepping up preparations for a host of celebrations to mark her canonisation in Rome on Sunday.
12 Aug 2016
Pope Francis surprised 20 former prostitutes on Friday by knocking on their door in Rome and popping in for a chat.
12 Jun 2016
The crowd of sick and handicapped faithful had come to Rome for the jubilee which ran from Friday to Sunday.