Pope Francis’ first Synod of the Bishops will be, quite literally, an “extraordinary” one. Today the Vatican announced that Pope Francis will host an Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops to discuss the topic, …
A boat carrying 450 African immigrants caught fire early on Oct. 3, then capsized, spilling its passengers into the Mediterranean. Italian rescuers saved more than 150 people, but at least 114 died, including a pregnant woman and …
Rescue operations were still underway Thursday afternoon
The former prime minister announced that his party will support Prime Minister Enrico Letta ahead of a confidence vote
Displaying a sense of humor, the leader of the Catholic Church discusses faith with an influential Italian atheist
The American student’s court saga begins another chapter
Trial for the murder of Meredith Kercher could be ‘infinite’
Pope Francis has announced that Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII will be declared saints on April 27, 2014, reports the BBC. Polish John Paul, the first non-Italian Pope for more than 400 years, led the Catholic Church from 1978-2005 and Pope John was pontiff from 1958-1963.
The announcement for the date of the canonizations has …
One of the last two missing victims of the Costa Concordia cruise disaster may have been found on the partially-raised ship, CNN reports.
Human remains were found on deck of the ship, which struck rocks off the coast of Italy in 2012, killing 30 people and leaving two others, including a cruise waiter last seen helping passengers off …
Skipper blames his helmsman in an accident that killed 32 people
Pope Benedict XVI speaks broadly on his tenure in a letter to Italian philosopher