Milan bourse continues to slide

The Milan stock exchange took a further tumble early Monday afternoon, with its main FTSE Mib index shedding 3% to well under 17,000 points.

Ten arrested for abuse at disabled children's clinic


Police on Monday arrested 10 people suspected of abusing patients at a children's psychiatric rehabilitation clinic in Grottaferrata, just outside Rome. One of the arrested is being held in jail, while the other nine are under house arrest.




Soccer: Lazio stand closed for two games

Sports. The Curva Nord stand of Lazio fans at Rome's Stadio Olimpico will be closed for two matches following racist chants against Napoli's Senegal centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly in Wednesday night's 2-0 home loss, a sporting judge ruled Thursday.

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Orderly line reported outside Capuchin basilica

Faithful queue to pay homage to Padre Pio remains in Rome

Catholic faithful and pilgrims queued for an hour and a half on Thursday to pay homage to the remains of St Pio, better known as Padre Pio, at the basilica of S. Lorenzo fuori le mura (St Lawrence Outside the Walls) in Rome.

First stop at St Lawrence Outside the Walls

St Pio remains arrive in Rome

The remains of St Pio, better known as Padre Pio, arrived in Rome Wednesday for a series of Jubilee events set up by Pope Francis. The reliquary containing the saintly friar's body arrived at the basilica of St.

Set to arrive later on Wednesday at St. Lawrence Outside Walls

Saint Pio's remains start journey to Rome

The remains of Saint Pio - better known as Padre Pio of Pietrelcina - on Wednesday were taken from the church dedicated to him in San Giovanni Rotondo and started their journey to Rome.

Vatican expects 60,000 pilgrims for St. Leopold reliquary

St. Pio reliquary in Vatican for Jubilee

Tens of thousands of Jubilee pilgrims devoted to St. Pio - better known as Padre Pio of Pietrelcina - are gearing up to Rome to view the saint's reliquary in Rome, sources said Tuesday.

Oleificio Morettini to market exclusive oil in special cans

Official Jubilee olive oil made by Arezzo producer

An olive oil producer near Arezzo in Tuscany has been tasked with producing the official olive oil for the pope's Holy Year of Mercy currently underway, media reported Tuesday.

Secured area in historic centre and two schools to be closed

Rome expecting 50,000 pilgrims for Saint Pio reliquary

Rome authorities are expecting 50,000 pilgrims for a February 6 procession leading to St. Peter's Square for viewing the reliquaries of St. Pio, better known as Padre Pio, and St.

Souvenir hawkers can also operate on selected days

Rome partially lifts Jubilee snack van ban

Rome Commissioner Francesco Paolo Tronca signed an ordinance Monday partly lifting a ban on commercial activity in public areas around the Vatican introduced on the eve of the Jubilee Holy Year of Mercy in early December.

Number rises from 800 due to huge demand

Jubilee 'missionaries of mercy' ot be over 1,000, Fisichella says

There will be more than 1,000 'missionaries of mercy' instead of the planned 800 due to overwhelming demand, Holy Year coordinator Monsignor Rino Fisichella said Friday.

Giubileo: Fisichella, finora a Roma 1,4 mln pellegrini

Monsignor says 40% come from abroad

Jubilee has drawn 1.4 mn to Rome so far says Fisichella

The Catholic Church's extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, which started last month, has so far drawn almost 1.4 million people to Rome, Monsignor Rino Fisichella, the coordinator of the Holy Year, said on Friday.

Pope Francis

Special audience to be held Saturday

Over 20,000 to attend first Jubilee Papal audience

More than 20,000 people have signed up for Pope Francis's first Jubilee audience this weekend, Holy Year coordinator Monsignor Rino Fisichella said Friday. The audience will take place in St Peter's Square on Saturday.

Pontiff tells circus performers to 'create beauty'

Jubilee chance to unite brothers after fights says Pope Francis

The Roman Catholic Holy Year Jubilee of Mercy is an opportunity to "reunite brothers after quarrels," Pope Francis said at his general audience Wednesday. Francis also said God was "against all those who wage war".

Green light for project financed by fines treasury

Jubilee parole for 98 prisoners to work Rome green spaces

The board of the fines treasury, headed by the Chief of the Prison Department Administration (DAP), has approved a project for 98 inmates from Rome prisons to work on maintaining green spaces, improving the tidiness of the Eternal City and helping pilgrims...

'Welcome decisive for evangelisation,' Francis adds

Everything staked on welcome, Pope Francis tells pilgrim operators

Pope Francis on Thursday stressed the importance of welcoming pilgrims in his address to pilgrimage operators on their special Jubilee. "The key word that I want to emphasise with you today is 'welcome'," the pope said.

60,000 pilgrims already booked for Feb 6 audience

St. Pio reliquary to arrive in Rome for Jubilee Year

The reliquaries containing the remains of St. Pio - better known as Padre Pio - and St.

Also measures on Expo, Bagnoli, Land of Fires

Jubilee decree approved

The Lower House on Tuesday gave a definitive OK to a government decree on the Roman Catholic Jubilee of Mercy Holy Year. The decree, which now becomes law, was approved by 256 votes to 146.

Created by Vatican Archives and Library

Vatican releases replica 'Pilgrim's Plaque' for Jubilee

Roman Catholics visiting Rome for the special Jubilee will receive special 'pilgrims' plaques,' (Testimonium) that are official replicas of a historic document stored in the Vatican Archives and Apostolic Library, officials said Monday.

Francis addresses representatives of Vatican and State security

Public order helps ensure 'serenity' for Jubilee, says Pope

The "external order" guaranteed by security personnel during the Jubilee cannot fail to benefit "internal" order, "permeated by serenity and peace", Pope Francis said Monday.

Some people in vegetative state

Pope visits care home for seriously ill

Pope Francis on Friday visited a care home housing some seriously ill people including some in a vegetative state being tended to by their families, as part of the Jubilee. He had earlier visited a retirement community.

'Unexpected visit took everyone by surprise'

Pope visits care home

Pope Francis visited a care home for the elderly on Friday, the @Giubileo_va Twitter account of the Jubilee of Mercy's official website announced on Friday.

Belief 'leads to repentance' says Francis

Pope says faith is a gift that cannot be bought

Pope Francis said at a Vatican Mass Friday that "faith is a gift" that can lead to repentance. "No one 'deserves' faith.