(ROME) — Top Italian culture officials are calling for swift action to save Pompeii, the ancient Roman city encased in volcanic ash, from further ruin after heavy rains reportedly caused part of a wall to collapse.
Giancarlo Galan, the head of a parliamentary culture commission, on Sunday lamented the latest collapse at the …
(VATICAN CITY) — Pope Francis is urging world leaders to promote dialogue as a way of resolving the crisis in Ukraine.
Speaking to thousands of people in St. Peter’s Square during his traditional Sunday midday appearance, he said: “I am making a heartfelt appeal to the international community: support every initiative for dialogue …
(VATICAN CITY) — The Vatican says Pope Francis is ill and has canceled a visit to Rome’s main seminary.
The 77-year-old Francis, who lost part of a lung to an infection in his youth, was due to speak with seminarians Friday evening. But 30 minutes before he was due to arrive, the Vatican press office said he had come down with a bug …
Francesco Schettino went aboard with court-appointed experts as part of his manslaughter trial
Move aimed at reforming scandal-ridden institutions
(ROME) — Italian Premier Matteo Renzi won a crucial confidence vote in Parliament on his brand new government early Tuesday, managing at least for now to tamp down anger from among his own Democrats over his brash, quick rise to power.
The vote in the Senate came hours after he argued that he could get his country back to work while …
The former pope attended a cardinal-naming ceremony presided over by his successor
Matteo Renzi takes office as Italy struggles under economic slump
The inmates in Italian prisons were on a pilgrimage to Rome
39-year-old would become Italy’s youngest ever prime minister
(ROME) — Italy’s president has asked the mayor of Florence, Matteo Renzi, to try to form a government after Renzi sacked the premier in a power play in his own party.
Renzi met for more than an hour with President Giorgio Napolitano on Monday morning. Napolitano’s office said in a statement that he had asked Renzi to try to form a government.
Matteo Renzi looks set to be confirmed as Italy’s third Prime Minister in a year. His biggest selling point is inexperience
Letta will step down on Friday after 10 months on the job