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Two Italians were killed in a terror attack on a cafe in the diplomatic zone of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka Friday, India Today said in a tweet. There was no immediate confirmation from the Italian foreign ministry.

Bossetti gets life for Yara murder

A Milan court on Friday found construction worker Massimo Bossetti guilty of the murder of schoolgirl Yara Gambirasio in 2010. Judges sentenced Bossetti to spend the rest of his life in prison.

Two suspected traffickers held over deadly wreck


Two suspected human traffickers have been detained in Catania in relation to a migrant-boat wreck in the Strait of Sicily on Thursday in which 10 women died, ANSA sources said on Friday. The Italian Coast Guard saved over 100 people from the wreck.




Euro 2016: Italy strongest opponent says Kroos

TopNews.Les-Bains, June 30 - Italy is the strongest opponent Germany could have expected to meet at Euro 2016, midfield general Toni Kroos said Thursday ahead of Saturday's quarter-final in Bordeaux.


Soccer: Montella 'knows what to do' at Milan

TopNews. New AC Milan coach Vincenzo Montella admitted Thursday that he faced a tough challenge to revive sleeping soccer giants AC Milan but added that he felt up to it. "There's lots of work to do. The challenge is arduous," Montella told Premium Sport.


Soccer: Inter shareholders ratify Suning takeover

TopNews. A meeting of Inter Milan shareholders on Tuesday ratified Chinese electronic retailing giant Suning's takeover of the three-time European champions. Suning has bought a 68.55% stake in the club.

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Brings video message from Romans living in low-income districts

Rome Mayor Raggi meets Pope Francis

The newly elected mayor of Rome Virginia Raggi on Friday morning met Pope Francis in a private audience at the Vatican.

Scant, precarious work hurts families and society

Pope Francis calls for full employment

Pope Francis on Thursday called for full employment, saying it was a goal of Italy and Europe. The pontiff urged authorities to works towards "full and dignified employment", saying that scant and precarious work hurt families and society.

'Your sense of humour does us good'

Pope Francis embraces Benedict on ordination anniversary

Pope Francis on Tuesday embraced Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI on the 65th anniversary of his predecessor's ordination as a priest, saying "your healthy and joyful sense of humour does us good".

Pontiff says forgiveness needed from poor too

Pope Francis says Church should apologize to gays

Pope Francis has said the Roman Catholic Church should seek forgiveness from gays for the way it has treated them in the past.

'You do good' Francis tells Festing

Pope Francis meets head of Knights of Malta

Pope Francis on Thursday met the head of the Knights of Malta, Fra' Matthew Festing.

Vatican figures for St Peter's Holy Door

Jubilee pilgrims go over 10-mn mark

Pilgrims to Rome for the Jubilee of Mercy have passed the 10-million mark, according to the official website of the Holy Year proclaimed by Pope Francis, a site managed by the Pontifical Council for New Evangelisation.

And ask for Lord's healing touch

Reach out and touch poor says Pope Francis

Pope Francis on Wednesday urged the faithful to "reach out and touch" the poor and needy.

Responsible for it

Peoples 'first creators' of their development tweets pope

Pope Francis tweeted Tuesday that "peoples are the first creators of their development, the first people responsible".

In framework of Jubilee Friday of Mercy

Pope visits struggling young priests in Rome

Pope Francis on Friday made a surprise visit to a community for "struggling" young priests in the Ardeatina district of Rome as part of the Jubilee Friday of Mercy.

Curia reform sign of confidence in lay missions

Lay people who get hands dirty needed says Pope Francis

Pope Francis on Friday told members of the Pontifical Council for the Laity that the Church needed laymen and laywomen who "get their hands dirty without fear".

'First country to receive Gospel' says pontiff

Pray for Armenia trip Pope Francis urges

Pope Francis on Thursday asked the faithful to pray for his upcoming trip to Armenia.

'Very important experience' says warden

Young inmates give pope cross made out of bread

Six inmates of a juvenile detention centre at Airola near Benevento on Wednesday met Pope Francis at his general audience and gave him a cross made out of bread.

'Living memory of people'

God doesn't abandon elderly tweets pope

Pope Francis tweeted Wednesday "Dear elderly, God doesn't abandon you, he is with you! With His help you are the living memory for your people".

Pope Francis general audience

'All tempted to feel discomfort'

Recognise God in poor, refugees, disabled says Pope Francis

Pope Francis urged the faithful Wednesday to recognise God in the poor, disabled and refugees.

VaticanIncoherent men of Church a 'scandal'

Kids, the 'voice of innocence', can be noisy at Mass - pope

Pope Francis on Thursday invited worshippers to stay "calm" when children are a bit noisy during Mass as theirs is "the voice of innocence that benefits all of us".

Francis visits WFP, complains aid hindered by red tape, arms trade isn't

Pope says hunger not result of 'blind fate'

Francis visits WFP, complains aid hindered by red tape, arms trade isn't

Event culminates in Mass celebrated by disabled people

Jubilee for the sick and disabled gets underway

The jubilee for the sick and for people with disabilities opened on Friday with a programme of religious and recreational events in which they themselves are protagonists.

Many World Youth Day events in agenda

Pope Francis trip to Poland to include Auschwitz visit

Pope Francis's agenda for his July 27-31 trip to Poland will include World Youth Day events, a visit to the Auschwitz concentration camp to pray for its victims, and a meeting with ailing young patients in Prokocim hospital.

During first six months

9.1 mln pilgrims have visited Rome for Jubilee says Fisichella

A reported 9.1 million pilgrims have travelled to Rome since the Jubilee Year started six months ago, said Thursday Monsignor Rino Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelisation, who is overseeing the Jubilee.

Francis talks about Cana miracle

Pope Francis says can't finish wedding with tea, must have wine

Pope Francis in his weekly general audience on Wednesday emphasized the symbolic importance of wine in a teaching based on the miracle of the wedding feast at Cana, when Jesus turned water into wine.