ROME (RNS) Discussion of the bill has underscored the Vatican’s declining influence in Italian politics.
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ROME (RNS) “This is our culture. If you don’t want to see it, close your eyes!” Syrian Patriarch Youssef III Younan said as controversy continued over Italy’s move to shield nudes from the view of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Both appointments are seen as strategic for the pontiff’s push to create a “poor church.”
The Vatican has turned part of lavish Castelgondolfo – which the frugal Pope Francis has avoided – into a museum and linked it to Rome via a train.
CATANIA, Italy (RNS) Stretched to the limits by the scores of refugees who arrive daily, Italian Catholics are trying to embody Pope Francis’ call to build “a church for the poor.”
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The new program brings a measure of American financial savvy to Italy’s notoriously murky church finances, dovetailing with Pope Francis’ push for reform and transparency.
ROME (Reuters) “How dare you refer to my beautiful children as ‘synthetic.’ And shame on you for wagging your judgmental little fingers at IVF … I shall never wear Dolce and Gabbana ever again.”
(ROME) The video threat, released with images of 21 Coptic Christians from Egypt who were beheaded this month, warned that Islamic State forces were “south of Rome,” in Libya. At its closest point, Libya is little more than 100 miles from the Italian islands of Sicily and Sardinia.
ROME (RNS) Bishops from the heart of Mafia country broke their silence and denounced organized crime, just two days after Pope Francis called for a “conversion” from the mob’s sinful ways.