Schiaparelli 'crashed at 300 km/h'

The ExoMars mission's Schiaparelli lander probably crashed onto Mars at a speed of 300 km/h from a height of 2-4 km and may have exploded on impact, the European Space Agency (ESA) said Friday after viewing pictures of the impact site taken by a NASA orbiter.

Health ministry inspectors go to miscarriage death hospital

The Italian health ministry on Friday sent a team to the Sicilian hospital where a 32-year-old woman died after a miscarriage of her two twins at the 19th week of pregnancy on October 16, allegedly after a conscientious-objector doctor refused to operate.

UNESCO Jerusalem vote 'unreal' says Renzi

Premier Matteo Renzi said Friday a recent UNESCO resolution calling on Israel to stop excavating near holy sites in East Jerusalem was "unreal". "It's incomprehensible, unacceptable and wrong," Renzi told Italian radio.



Soccer: Mandzukic back for Milan clash

TopNews.Mario Mandzukic has recovered from a muscle strain that kept him out of Juventus's 1-0 Champions League win at Lyon Tuesday and the Croatia striker is expected to start on the bench for the Serie A champions and leaders at joint second-placed AC Milan Saturady night.


Soccer: Lippi could be next China natl coach


Marcello Lippi may be heading back to China as its new national team head coach, ANSA learned Wednesday. The deal reportedly to be finalized in a meeting next week would include Massimiliano Maddaloni as his assistant coach.

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Wellbeing makes us unreceptive to needs of others, Francis adds

'Only the flesh-and-blood poor challenge us,' Pope Francis says

Wellbeing makes us unreceptive to needs of others, Francis adds.

18,176,359 says Holy Year site

Jubilee pilgrims pass 18-million mark

The number of pilgrims visiting Rome for the Catholic Holy Year Jubilee of Mercy has passed the 18-million mark, according to the official website of the Holy Year, a site managed by the Pontifical Council for New Evangelisation.

Unaccompanied migrants 'three times defenceless'

Pope calls for lasting solutions for migrant children

Unaccompanied migrants 'three times defenceless'.

'Makes us smile but contains sentiment of deep charity,' he adds

'Putting up with annoying people work of mercy' Pope Francis says

Pope Francis on Wednesday reminded Catholics of the importance of putting up annoying people as a spiritual work of mercy.

Francis calls for humility in homily at Santa Marta

Pope slams religion of 'maquillage'

Pope Francis on Tuesday praised humility as opposed to a "religion of maquillage" in a homily at Mass at the Casa Santa Marta guesthouse where he resides.

13 electing, 4 non-electing cardinals from five continents

Pope Francis to create 17 new cardinals at end of Jubilee

Pope Francis is to create 17 new cardinals at a special ceremony on November 19, the day before the official close of the Special Jubilee of Mercy. The pope made the surprise announcement to a crowd in St Peter's Square on Sunday.

103rd International Migrants Day

Pope Francis chooses 'minors without a voice' message

103rd International Migrants Day

Church heads stress importance of unity

Pope receives Anglican chief Welby

Pope Francis on Thursday received the head of the Anglican Church, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby. Francis stressed the importance of Christian unity and urged the Anglican Church to help "bring love to a world thirsty for peace".

'Mission is not proselytism,' Francis says

Pope Francis hails good Muslim-Catholic relations in Azerbaijan

'Mission is not proselytism,' he says.

To mark 50th anniversary of dialogue

Pope Francis to say vespers with Anglican head Welby

Pope Francis will celebrate vespers in a Rome church Wednesday with the head of the Anglican Church, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, marking the 50th anniversary of the start of official dialogue with the Catholic Church.

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.