No 'explosive' evidence on Regeni from US - govt

The Obama administration gave no "explosive evidence" or real actionable information to the previous Renzi government that Giulio Regeni was tortured and murdered by the Egyptian secret services, the Italian premier's office said Tuesday after a New York Times report.

Italy's GDP rises 1.5% in second quarter

Italy's GDP rose 1.5% in the second quarter in year-on-year terms prompting politicians to hail a burgeoning recovery. Italian GDP rose 0.4% in the second quarter of 2017 on the first quarter and 1.5% on the second quarter of 2016.

Man, 25, stabbed to death 'in road rage fit'

A 25-year-old man was stabbed to death by a 60-year-old man in a fit of road rage at Bitonto north of Bari Wednesday, sources said. The victim was named as Giuseppe Muscatelli.



Soccer: Lazio win Super Cup

TopNews.Lazio beat Juventus 3-2 to win the Italian Super Cup Sunday night. Last year's Italian Cup winners took a 2-0 lead through two Ciro Immobile strikes before Paulo Dybala equalized with two late goals including a controversial penalty.


Golf: Molinari comes second in US PGA

TopNews. Francesco Molinari came joint second in the US PGA championship on Sunday, two strokes behind winner Justin Thomas, equalling the best finish by an Italian in a major.

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Bild exclusive on preface to victim's book

Pope asks forgiveness for paedophilia 'monstrosity'

Pope Francis says in a preface to a clerical paedophile victim's book that "it is an absolute monstrosity, a terrible sin, which contradicts all that the Church teaches".

Francis calls for 'end to every form of hatred and violence'

Pope pained by Nigeria attack, violence in CAR

Pope Francis expressed dismay during his weekly general audience on Wednesday about Sunday's attack on a church in Nigeria and reports that Christians have been targeted in a new attack in the Central African Republic.

Fabio Baggio says often encourage alternative channels

Restrictive policies no good on migrants says Vatican official

A Vatican official has said that restrictive policies will not solve the Mediterranean migrant crisis.

At least 11 killed

Pope Francis 'deeply saddened' by Nigeria church attack

The Vatican said Monday that Pope Francis was "deeply saddened" by Sunday's gun attack on a church in southern Nigeria in which at least 11 people were killed.

Pope constantly praying says statement

Suspend constituent Vatican tells Venezuela government

Pope constantly praying says statement.

Francis also met Borussia Moenchengladbach players, officials

Festive atmosphere as Pope resumes weekly general audiences

There was a festive audience in the Vatican's Paul VI hall on Wednesday as Pope Francis resumed his weekly general audiences after a break in July.

New body result of June meeting

Vatican launches global network against mafia, graft

New body result of June meeting.

Visit 'under evaluation', Vatican sources

Pope may travel to Bangladesh, Myanmar in Nov

Pope Francis may travel to Bangladesh and Myanmar in November, Argentine news agency Telam has said. Vatican sources on Friday did not deny the reports, saying such a visit was under evaluation.

Vatican daily blasts lack of respect for size of crisis

EU giving Italy 'crumbs' on migrants - Osservatore Romano

Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano on Wednesday blasted the European Union for failing to do more to help Italy with the Mediterranean asylum-seeker crisis.

Rome faces possible water rationing

Vatican turns off its fountains due to drought

The Vatican has turned off its fountains, including those in St Peter's Square, due to the drought-induced shortage that means Rome risks facing water rationing.

Symbolic $25,000 donation aims to encourage support for response

Pope makes FAO donation for famine in East Africa

The Rome-based Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said Friday that Pope Francis has made an unprecedented move with a €25,000 donation to the United Nations agency's efforts for people facing food insecurity and famine in East Africa.

'Ask for strength to... fight corruption' @Pontifex_it

Pope prays for mafia victims on Borsellino anniversary

Pope Francis called on the faithful to pray for the victims of organized crime via Twitter on Wednesday, the 25th anniversary of the murder of anti-Mafia prosecutor Paolo Borsellino and his security detail.

Ex-Bambino Gesù chiefs accused of diverting funds

Bertone may testify on flat in hospital graft trial

Ex-Bambino Gesù chiefs accused of diverting funds.

'Duty for all'

Don't ignore environmental destruction says pope

It is a "duty for all" not to stand by and ignore the destruction of the environment, Pope Francis said in a message to an international congress in Brazil on his Laudato si' encyclical Friday.

Laying down one's life for faith joins traditional three ways

Pope Francis opens new fourth path to sainthood

Pope Francis has opened a new fourth path to sainthood alongside martyrdom, living a heroic life of Christian virtue and having a strong reputation for religious devotion. The fourth way is laying down one's life for the faith.

Must be 're-proposed' with passion

Europe unique in the world tweets Pope Francis

Pope Francis tweeted Tuesday that "Europe has and ideal and spiritual patrimony unique in the world which deserves to be re-proposed with passion and renewed freshness".

Francis calls for end to "useless slaughters".

War is no solution, stop arms race, pope tells G20

Pope Francis told world leaders that war "is never a solution" and called for an end to all "useless slaughters" in his message for the G20 summit in Hamburg, which the Vatican released on Friday.

Doctor-turned-journalist was 80

John Paul II spokesman Joaquin Navarro Valls dead

Doctor-turned-journalist was 80.

Francis sends message to 40th conference of UN agency

FAO must be able to intervene to stop hunger says Pope

Pope Francis said Monday that the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) must be put in a position to intervene when people do not have enough to eat. "All of us realize that the intention to provide everyone with his or her daily bread is not enough.

Top clergyman vows to clear his name in Australia

Cardinal Pell takes leave after sex abuse charges

Top clergyman vows to clear his name in Australia.