Nurse hospitalised in Rome after testing positive for Ebola

2015-05-13 11:40

An Italian nurse who tested positive for the Ebola virus after returning from Sierra Leone have been transferred to a hospital in Rome, the Italian Air Force says.

Ex-Vatican bank chief quits Intesa roles

2014-12-11 13:23

The former president of the Vatican bank, Angelo Caloia, has resigned from the positions he held at the Italian bank Intesa Sanpaolo, says Intesa group.

Archaeologists revisit rich Roman wreck off Greece

2014-10-10 11:37

Archaeologists armed with top-notch technology have scoured one of the richest shipwrecks of antiquity for overlooked treasures in Rome.

Body of murdered porn star found in Italy's Lake Garda

2014-06-20 11:49

The body of a porn star has been recovered by police from Italy's Lake Garda, four months after she went missing.

Vatican dismisses criticism of John Paul II

2014-04-22 20:12

The Vatican has brushed off accusations that late pope John Paul II was aware of and ignored allegations about sexual abuse carried by the Mexican founder of a Catholic movement.

Italy to stave off Rome bankruptcy

2014-03-02 16:11

Matteo Renzi's new Italian government has approved an emergency decree to bail out Rome city council.

Pope slams Bangladesh 'slave labour'

2013-05-01 14:46

Pope Francis has condemned as "slave labour" the conditions for hundreds of workers killed in a factory collapse in Bangladesh and urged political leaders to fight unemployment in a sweeping critique of "selfish profit".

Ivorian sets himself alight in Rome

2013-02-14 14:44

An immigrant from Ivory Coast has set himself on fire in Rome airport after receiving a deportation order, sparking panic among passengers in the busy terminal, a report says.

More to come at the Colosseum

2013-01-18 21:03

The Colosseum’s first comprehensive restoration in 73 years, a €25m project to clean the entire building by 2015, will open up 25% more of the monument to visitors.

Kanye West jets Kim to Rome for birthday

2012-10-19 19:24

Kanye West has whisked Kim Kardashian off to Rome to celebrate her 32nd birthday with a romantic rendezvous.


Nobel winners praise De Lille for Dalai Lama stand

2014-12-11 22:27

Nobel peace prize winners have showered praise on Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille for contesting President Jacob Zuma's refusal to grant the Dalai Lama an entry visa to South Africa.

Italian doctor with Ebola arrives in Rome

2014-11-25 14:15

An Italian doctor who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone has arrived in Rome, where he will receive specialist treatment, reports say.

Pope to legalising recreational drugs: Just say no

2014-06-20 15:44

Pope Francis has come out strongly against the legalisation of recreational drugs, lending his voice to the debate which is raging from the US to Uruguay and beyond.

Women in love with priests ask for optional celibacy

2014-05-19 13:09

Twenty-six women who say they are in love with Roman Catholic priests have written to Pope Francis urging him to make celibacy optional.

Crimea crisis pushes up food prices

2014-04-03 17:38

World food prices have reached their highest level for 10 months due to poor weather in major producing countries and the crisis in Ukraine, a report says.

Pope wants 'airport bishops' grounded

2013-09-19 19:26

Pope Francis has lashed out at what he called the scandal of "airport bishops", urging his peers to remain rooted in their dioceses and spend less time seeking the spotlight.

Benedict sees out final hours of papacy

2013-02-28 18:29

Pope Benedict has arrived at the papal summer residence where he will become the first pontiff in six centuries to resign instead of ruling for life.

Berlusconi's defence of Mussolini slammed

2013-01-28 13:03

Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has drawn widespread criticism for defending Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini during an event marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

New discovery inside Colosseum

2013-01-10 22:17

Italian archaeologists have found brightly coloured fragments of frescoes depicting heroic and erotic scenes inside a corridor of the Colosseum in Rome.

Mafia-murdered priest declared a martyr

2012-06-28 22:28

A Sicilian priest who was murdered by the Mafia in 1993 has been declared a martyr by Pope Benedict XVI, a step toward sainthood.

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