Facebook Italia critical of Trump protectionism


Facebook Italia on Thursday was critical of protectionism with US President Donald Trump threatening punitive tariffs on European goods including Italy's Vespa scooters and San Pellegrino mineral water.

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Soccer: Rome Mayor Raggi gives Ranieri top honour

TopNews. Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi on Thursday awarded former Leicester City boss and Rome native Claudio Ranieri one of the city's top honours for leading the 5,000-to-1 outsiders to the Premier League title in one of sport's ultimate underdogs' fairytales last se...


Soccer: Pjaca snaps ACL, season over


Juventus striker Marko Pjaca broke his right anterior cruciate ligament during Croatia's 3-0 defeat in a friendly in Estonia Tuesday night and will be out for the rest of the season, Juve said Wednesday.


Soccer: Barzagli did nothing wrong says Buffon

TopNews. Italy skipper Gianluigi Buffon on Wednesday said his Juve teammate Andrea Barzagli "did nothing wrong" in leaving the Italy camp and spending time at an Adriatic disco between matches against Albania and Netherlands this week.

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Need to find mother and father

Kids alone on migrant boats 'half-orphans' - Pope Francis

Pope Francis said Thursday that "speaking of orphans, there are the new half-orphans, those migrants, young people, kids who come to our lands alone, and need to find fathers and mothers.

Italian Coast Guard rescues migrants

At 17:00

Pope to receive Charles and Camilla Tuesday

Pope Francis will receive Charles Prince of Wales and Camilla Duchess of Cornwall in private audience at 17:00 next Tuesday, April 4, the Vatican said Wednesday.

'I feel united in suffering through prayer' says Argentine pontiff

Pope Francis appeals for civilians trapped in Mosul

Pope Francis made an appeal for civilians trapped in Mosul during his weekly general audience on Wednesday as Iraqi forces continue the drive to liberate the city from ISIS.

Pontiff sends message to UN Conference

Pope Francis says world without nuclear weapons is possible

Francis sends message to UN Conference.

Praying for UK says in telegramme to Nichols

Pope 'pain' over London attack

Pope Francis sent a telegramme to Archbishop of Westminster Vincent Nichols Thursday saying he was "deeply pained for the loss of life and injuries caused by the attack in the centre of London" and expressing his "prayerful solidarity with all those who ha...

Pope Francis' General Audience

Francis meets conference participants on World Water Day

Pope Francis says water must be protected as treasure for all

Pope Francis on Wednesday called for water to be protected as a good for all as he greeted participants in a Vatican conference organised by the Pontifical Council for Culture.

Repentance and shame needed to be forgiven

Confessional box 'isn't a dry-cleaners' says Pope

The confessional box is "not a dry-cleaners to remove stains", Pope Francis said Tuesday. "Prayer, repentance and shame for one's sins are needed to be forgiven," he said at a Mass at St Martha's House, the Vatican hostel he lives in.

Church members 'gave in to hatred and violence', tells Kagame

Pope Francis apologises for 'sins' in Rwanda genocide

Pope Francis on Monday reiterated a 'mea culpa' by the Catholic Church "for the sins and deficiencies of the Church" during the 1994 Rwanda genocide.

Francis says 'all possibilities' must be borne in mind

Pope tells confessors to call in exorcists when they are needed

Pope Francis told participants at an Apostolic Penitentiary course on Friday that a good confessor should not be afraid to call in an exorcist when needed.

Francis says on wrong road if poverty seen as normal

Homeless not part of the landscape, says Pope Francis

Pope Francis said Thursday that good people should never accept extreme poverty as a normal part of life.

Urges solution for Sky workers

Cutting jobs is a sin says Pope Francis

Cutting jobs for "unclear manoeuvres" is a "very grave" sin, Pope Francis said Wednesday, voicing the hope that jobs cuts at Sky Italia amid a planned move to Milan could be averted.

Bogotà, Villavicencio, Medellin and Cartagena

Pope on Colombia trip Sep 6-11

Pope Francis will visit Colombia from September 6 to 11, the Vatican press office said Friday.

Hails role in US-Cuba detente, calls to EU on migrants

Pope Francis is 'reference point' says Mattarella

Pope Francis is a "reference point," President Sergio Mattarella told Jesuit weekly Cività Cattolica Thursday, hailing his role in US-Cuban detente and "suitably brusque" calls to the EU on migrants.

Warns against spread of 'third world war'

Populism is bad, ends badly pope tells Die Zeit

Populism "is bad and ends badly, as the last century showed us," Pope Francis says in an interview appearing Thursday in German weekly Die Zeit. The pope returned to the concept of a "third world war which is spreading bit by bit".

Can do harm without faith, Francis tells priests

No progress in faith without temptation says pope

Pope Francis told Roma parish priests Thursday there could be no "progress in faith" without temptation. Meeting priests in St John Lateran, he said that priests could "do harm" if their "paternal" faith failed them.

Road that leads to sure goal

Lent new start tweets Pope Francis

Pope Francis tweeted Wednesday on the occasion of Ash Wednesday that "Lent is a new start, a road that leads to a sure goal: the Easter of Resurrection, Christ's victory over death".

Interview with homeless mag ahead of March 25 visit

Hard to put yourself in others' shoes - pope tells homeless

It is hard to put yourself in other people's shoes, Pope Francis said in an interview with Milan homeless magazine 'Scarp de' tennis' (Tennis Shoes) ahead of his March 25 visit to the northern Italian city.

'Great desire'

Pope to visit Milan jail March 25

Pope Francis in set to satisfy a "great desire" by dining with inmates of Milan's San Vittore prison on a March 25 visit, the Vatican said Monday. Francis intends to greet the offenders "one by one," it said.

Reverse situation not impossible, urgent says Francis

Pope fears 'great world war for water'

Pope Francis said Friday that he feared water scarcity was set to be an increasing cause of conflict.

Many Catholics 'say one thing and do another' Francis adds

Pope warns against 'scandal' of a double life

Pope Francis on Thursday warned Catholics against leading a double life during morning Mass at the Vatican guesthouse where he resides."What is scandal?" asked the pope.