Sicilian TV host probed for extortion

The owner and host of a Sicilian local TV station known for fighting the Mafia has been placed under investigation for allegedly extorting money from local officials with threats that his campaigns would get them sacked.

Civil unions bill to House floor May 9

The Lower House justice committee on Wednesday approved the Senate version of the government's civil unions bill, paving the way for it to go to the House floor on Monday, May 9. Premier Matteo Renzi says he will put it to a confidence vote.



Soccer: Renzi to propose awarding honour to Ranieri


Premier Matteo Renzi said Wednesday that he will propose awarding a top State honour to Claudio Ranieri after the Italian coach led Leicester City to the English league title in one of the greatest feats of modern football.


Soccer: Luca Toni quits

TopNews. Luca Toni, the big front man who led the line in Italy's 2006 World Cup triumph, on Wednesday said he was hanging up his boots at the age of 38.


Soccer: Buffon, Totti pay tribute to Ranieri

TopNews. Italy and Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon and AS Roma skipper Francesco Totti were among the Italian sports stars to pay tribute to Claudio Ranieri after he led underdogs Leicester City to the English league title.

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For those suffering 'in body and in spirit'

Unitalsi at St Peter's for Jubilee prayer vigil

Volunteers from the local branch of the National Italian Union for Transporting the Sick to Lourdes and International Shrines (Unitalsi) will on Thursday accompany the disabled and ill to a prayer vigil held by Pope Francis at the Vatican to "dry the tears".

Presented Friday by Schulz, Juncker, Tusk

Pope Francis to receive Charlemagne

Pope Francis will on Friday receive this year's Charlemagne Prize for his work in favour of EU integration and unity.

Event follows on from 2014 pilgrimage from France

Jubilee for street people in November

Pope Francis is to celebrate a special Jubilee of Mercy for street people from November 11 to 13, the Vatican said on Monday. Thousands of people are expected to attend the event from all over Europe.

Dignity of work also an issue, says Francis

Pope bemoans 'grave problem' of youth unemployment

Pope Francis used his Twitter account, @Pontifex, to highlight the need to create jobs for young people on Monday.

To bring comfort to physical, spiritual sufferers

Pope to hold Jubilee prayer vigil May 5

The pope will hold a Jubilee prayer vigil on May 5 to "dry the tears" of physical and spiritual sufferers, the Vatican said in a statement Tuesday. The prayer vigil to begin at 18:00 in St.

Holding conference on refugee rights at LUMSA

Rotarians to attend papal Jubilee audience

Some 8,000 Rotarians will attend Pope Francis' weekly Jubilee audience in St. Peter's Square on April 30, the international organization said Tuesday. A delegation of Rotary Club members will meet with the pope after the public audience.

Holy Year's official site says 5,087,000 participants so far

Jubilee pilgrims to Rome cross five-million mark

The number of pilgrims who have come to Rome so far for the Catholic Church's extraordinary year of mercy has crossed the five-million mark, the official site of the Holy Year said on Friday. It said 5,087,000 pilgrims had participated in the Jubilee.

Part of three days of events for young people aged 13-16

Pope to celebrate Jubilee Mass for Boys and Girls on Sunday

Pope Francis is to celebrate the Jubilee of Boys and Girls with Mass at St Peter's Basilica on Sunday, the Vatican press office said on Tuesday. The Mass is scheduled to start at 10.30 am local time.

'Follow Jesus and the path of the Beatitudes'

Pope warns against being misled by fortune-tellers

Pope Francis on Monday during Mass in the chapel of the Casa Santa Marta told his followers that one needs only to follow the path trod by the Beatitudes to live a religious life. He warned against listening to fortune-tellers and delinquents.

First day in Italy for three families brought from Lesbos

Refugees 'saved' by Pope already learning Italian in Rome

The refugees who were at risk of deportation from the Greek island of Lesbos that Pope Francis brought back to Italy have had their first Italian class.

'Encourages all to be witnesses to mercy'

Pope says Amoris Laetitia exhortation 'special' during Jubilee

Pope Francis said Friday his post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation Amoris laetitia (The Joy of Love) on love and marriage was "special" during the Roman Catholic Holy Year Jubilee of Mercy.

'Great legality scheme' says Tronca

100 Rome inmates to work on Jubilee green areas

Some 100 inmates of Rome jails will work to keep up green areas of the capital during the Jubilee Year according to a deal Thursday between Justice Minister Andrea Orlando and Rome Commissioner Francesco Paolo Tronca.

Francis to travel to Greek island with Bartholomew I

Pope to visit refugees on Lesbos on April 16

Pope Francis will visit refugees and asylum seekers on the Greek island of Lesbos on April 16, Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said Thursday.

Visit being discussed says Father Lombardi

Pope 'may visit Lesbos this month'

Pope Francis may soon go to the Greek island of Lesbos, perhaps on April 14, to express his sympathy and support for the refugees and migrants there, Greek media said Tuesday citing local Church sources.

RossoArte initiative with Rome's Tor Vergata hospital

Vatican Museums in Jubilee blood donation drive

The Vatican Museums and Tor Vergata hospital have joined forces to encourage more people to donate blood, it was reported on Tuesday.

Man who says Yes

Christian 'doesn't turn away' says pope

The Christian doesn't turn away from people in difficulty, Pope Francis said at a Vatican Mass Monday. "The Christian is the man who says Yes," said the pope in his first daily Mass at the hostel where he lives, St Martha's House, since the Easter break.

Minister says reciprocal knowledge goal of culture

Franceschini presents 20 itineraries for Jubilee

Italian Culture Minister Dario Franceschini on Tuesday presented a programme of 20 cultural itineraries designed for the Jubilee Year, and said one of the greatest challenges facing cultural education is that of creating mutual understanding between divers...

Written by theologist and teacher Christian Albini

'Harassers' book part of Jubilee series on mercy

A new book by theologist, teacher and writer Christian Albini explores the theme of being patient with people considered to be harassing or bothersome, and is part of a series of books published on the theme of mercy specifically for the Jubilee Year.

'Jesus fights to open floodgates of mercy,' Francis adds

Pope tells priests they must not to fear forgiving too much

Priests must never hesitate to show excess in mercy in the areas of encounter and forgiveness, Pope Francis said during the Mass of Chrism in St Peter's basilica on Thursday morning.

Prison mass, pilgrimage through Holy Door, lunch with homeless

Jesuit Curia in Rome marks Jubilee of Mercy

The Jesuit Curia in Rome marked the extraordinary Holy Jubilee of Mercy with three separate events culminating in a lunch with homeless people, the House of the Superior General said on Monday.