ROME — Pope Francis said on Sunday that Wilton Gregory, the archbishop of Washington, would be elevated to cardinal, making him the first African-American to hold such a position. The archbishop is one of 13 new cardinals announced on Sunday.
ROME — The Vatican said on Thursday that it had extended an agreement with Beijing over the appointment of bishops in China, weeks after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo traveled to the Vatican on an unsuccessful mission to kill it.
ROME — Protesters turned out in force on Saturday for rival demonstrations on a bill that would make anti-L.G.B.T. violence a hate crime carrying harsher penalties than under current law, coming out by the hundreds in Rome despite a resurgence
ROME — One priest accused of sexually abusing an altar boy in a prominent Vatican City seminary and another accused of covering it up went before the Vatican’s criminal tribunal on Wednesday, the first trial in the city-state over sexual
ROME — For much of the last century, the Torlonia Collection, the largest collection of classical sculpture still in private hands, remained hidden to the world. A private museum founded in 1875 to showcase the antique marbles amassed by Prince
ROME — Pope Francis says the coronavirus pandemic has proven that the “magic theories” of market capitalism have failed and that the world needs a new type of politics that promotes dialogue and solidarity and rejects war at all costs.
ROME — Three years after leaving for Australia to face sexual abuse accusations, and five months after that country’s highest court overturned his conviction on those charges, Cardinal George Pell was expected to return to the Vatican on Wednesday. “We
ROME — In a cryptic late night announcement, the Vatican on Thursday said Pope Francis had accepted the resignation of one of the church’s most powerful officials, Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu, a fixture of church intrigues and internal power plays
ROME — A 20-year-old California man charged with murdering an Italian police officer apologized in court Wednesday, saying he was “filled with remorse” and hoped one day the slain man’s family would forgive him. Finnegan Lee Elder, who has been
ROME — First, two German tourists took an unauthorized dip in the Grand Canal in Venice, under the Rialto Bridge. Then an Austrian tourist broke the toe of a plaster statue of Napoleon’s sister while posing for a photograph at
ROME — The long-awaited appearance in court of Andrea Varriale, a crucial witness in a murder case against two young American men accused of killing an Italian law enforcement officer last year, played out in a Rome courtroom this month.
ROME (Reuters) – Italy wants the European Union to approve with no key changes a new recovery fund worth 750 billion euros that aims to rebuild the southern economies hardest hit by the coronavirus crisis, Economy Minister Roberto Gualtieri said
ROME — The economic repercussions of Italy’s lockdown to contain the coronavirus nearly wiped Anita Paris out. Her son, a car mechanic whom she depended on for financial support, couldn’t work. Her small pension didn’t suffice. The welfare checks she
ROME — Italian composer Ennio Morricone, who created the coyote-howl theme for the iconic Spaghetti Western “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” and the soundtracks such classic Hollywood gangster movies as “The Untouchables,” has died. He was 91. Morricone’s
ROME — Since the dawn of cinema, Italy’s torrid summers have made outdoor movie showings under the stars a favorite entertainment choice of the season. Even the first Venice Film Festival, in August 1932, was held on the terrace of
ROME — The governor of Italy’s northeastern Veneto region says he’ll crack down on people who test positive but refuse to quarantine or give details to health authorities about recent contacts for tracing. After days of fewer than a dozen
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ROME — Officials in northeastern Italy are testing the bloodstained clothes of two men after an attack landed them in the hospital this week. Investigators hope to extract enough DNA to identify the perpetrator. Which happens to be a bear.
ROME — For centuries, in a picturesque Tuscan town near the Mediterranean coast, legions of pilgrims came to venerate one of Christendom’s most treasured relics — an eight-foot-tall wooden crucifix known as the “Volto Santo de Lucca.” According to the
ROME — When three people in the northern Italian region of Liguria tested positive for the coronavirus last week, they gave their doctors permission to punch into a national server anonymous codes generated by a new contact tracing application on
ROME — A national survey of the psychological impact of coronavirus lockdowns on Italian children has quantified what many parents noticed offhand during weeks cooped up at home: Their kids were more irritable, had trouble sleeping and for some of
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ROME — Pope Francis said on Wednesday that he was watching the “disturbing social unrest” in the United States with “great concern,” adding his voice to those of other world leaders who have spoken up about the days of unrest across
ROME — They were among the most vulnerable as the coronavirus roared through Italy: older or riddled with serious underlying medical conditions. A brush with the virus within the confines of the place where they woke up each morning might
2/2 © Reuters. The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Rome 2/2 By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Late last month, the Vatican announced the coronavirus pandemic had forced Pope Francis to postpone an annual fund raising campaign among Catholics
ROME (Reuters) – Italy’s government is considering providing state guarantees for up to 15 billion euros ($16.26 billion) of bonds issued by the country’s banks, a draft decree obtained by Reuters showed on Sunday. The document says the move is
ROME (Reuters) – The independence of the European Central Bank is key to the foundations of the European Union and no constitutional court should decide what it can or cannot do, Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Wednesday. On
ROME — While millions of people took advantage of easing coronavirus lockdowns to enjoy spring weather, some of the world’s most populous countries reported worrisome new peaks in infections Sunday, including India, which saw its biggest single-day jump yet. Second
ROME — When the Morandi Bridge, a vital east-west transportation artery in the heart of Genoa, collapsed on Aug. 14, 2018, killing 43 people, there was little reason to think that its replacement would be in the final phases of