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Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi on Friday named staffer Andrea Mazzillo as new budget cabinet member and businessman Massimo Colomban as her new head of municipally controlled companies.

M5S rank and file slammed Colomban in past

A new appointee in the executive of Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi from the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement (M5S) has come under fire from the M5S rank and file in the past, it emerged on Friday.

Muraro being probed for abuse of office, Italian press says

Rome environment chief Paola Muraro is under investigation for abuse of office together with former AMA public waste utility chief Giovanni Fiscon, who is already a defendant in the city's sprawling 'Capital Mafia' trials, according to reports on Friday.

Top court OKs registration of two-mother child

The supreme Court of Cassation on Friday okayed the registration of the birth certificate of a child with two mothers. The mothers were a married lesbian couple who subsequently divorced.

Unemployment steady at 11.4% in August

Italy's unemployment rate was steady in August at 11.4% with 2.9 million people looking for work, Istat said Friday. The employment rate was also steady at 57.3% and the rate of inactivity steady at 35.2%, the statistics agency said.



Soccer: Ranieri to get honorary degree

TopNews. Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri is to get an honorary degree in sports sciences from the University of Perugia next Friday, October 7, the Italian university said Friday.

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Francis visits Tbilisi

May Georgia peace 'path' continue - Pope Francis

Pope Francis on Friday told authorities and diplomats in Georgia's presidential palace Friday he hoped the country's "path of peace and development" continues 25 years after it gained independence.

Francis calls for UN to support mediation

Pope Francis says world mustn't look other way on Syria

Francis calls for UN to support mediation

Protecting civilians in Aleppo imperative, urgent

Syria bombers 'will reckon with God' says Pope Francis

Protecting civilians in Aleppo imperative, urgent

'Doesn't help'

No pills or drink at 'dark moments' says Pope Francis

Prayer is better than taking pills to sleep or a few drinks when "dark moments" hit us, Pope Francis said Tuesday.

Francis also talked about poverty reduction with president

Pope Francis discusses quest for DR Congo peace with Kabila

Pope Francis on Monday talked about the quest for peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo at an audience in the Vatican with the African State's President Joseph Kabila "During the cordial discussions, the good relations between the Holy See and th...

'Whether economic or political'

Don't submit to interests, Pope Francis tells journalists

'Whether economic or political'

Francis attends interreligious peace event

Pope Francis prays in Assisi, says God never justifies violence

Pope Francis said on Tuesday that God's name can never be used to justify violence, as he attended a day of prayer for peace with representatives of other faiths in the central Italian city of Assisi.

Pontiff says good deeds 'should not be kept in the fridge'

Plotting evil is 'like the mafia' says Pope Francis

Pontiff says good deeds 'should not be kept in the fridge'

Reps of various religions will attend

Pope Francis to meet Nice victims' families 24/9

Pope Francis will meet relatives of the 85 victims of the Bastille Day terror attack in Nice at 12:00 on Saturday September 24, the Vatican press office said Friday.

Or gives in to idols, tells bible association

Man scores 'own goal' when degrades his dignity says Pope Francis

Man "scores an own goal" when he degrades his God-given dignity, Pope Francis told the Italian Bible Association (ABI) in an audience Thursday.

'And of Mary with him' tweets Francis

Church's forgiveness must be big as Jesus on Cross - Pope Francis

Pope Francis tweeted Wednesday that "the forgiveness of the Church cannot but have the same extension as that of Jesus on the Cross, and Mary united with Him".

'Overcome indifference, build culture of encounter'

Listen at dinner table, no TV or phones says Pope Francis

'Overcome indifference, build culture of encounter' urges pontiff

Francis prays for unity

Devil destroys Church with rifts, money - Pope Francis

Pope Francis on Monday said ''divisions'' and ''money'' were the devil's ''extremely powerful'' weapons to destroy the Church.

Pope tweets

God presents self every day, knocks on door to our heart - Francis

Pope Francis tweeted Friday that "the Lord makes his presence felt every day, He knocks on the door to our heart".

Francis says international conferences not enough

Pope Francis says peace made with everyday actions

Pope Francis said Thursday that major conferences do not suffice to make peace, stressing the need for everyone to work for it on a daily basis.

15,113,457 says Holy Year site

Jubilee pilgrims pass 15mn mark

The number of pilgrims visiting Rome for the Catholic Holy Year Jubilee of Mercy has passed the 15-million mark exactly nine months since Pope Francis kicked off celebrations by opening the Holy Door in St Peter's.

Francis tells youth to emulate Teresa as 'artisans of mercy'

Jesus doesn't come to punish the evil but convert them - Pope Francis

Pope Francis on Wednesday said Jesus was not sent to punish sinners but to convert them.

Since start of Pope Francis' Holy Year of Mercy

Over 14 million Jubilee pilgrims in Rome

More than 14 million pilgrims have traveled to Rome since Pope Francis' Jubilee Year of Mercy kicked off over eight months ago, the Vatican said Tuesday.

'Indescribable honour' says Fiera di Roma

Pope to visit Rome cardiologists' meet Aug 31

Pope Francis will attend the annual congress of the European Society of Cardiology in Rome next Wednesday, Vatican Spokesman Greg Burke told journalists Thursday. More than 30,000 doctors from 140 countries will take part in the August 27-31 gathering.

Families came to Italy with Francis from Lesbos

Pope Francis lunches with 21 Syrian refugees at Vatican

Pope Francis had lunch Thursday with 21 Syrian war refugees at his residence in St Martha's guest house in the Vatican, spokesman Greg Burke said in a statement.