ROME (RNS) For the first time in history, the entire class of one Italian high school opted out of an elective on Roman Catholicism earlier this month, reopening a long-standing debate over whether state money should be used to fund a class that focuses on a single faith.
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ROME (RNS) After Pope Francis’ election on March 13, “Francesco” lept into first among most popular names in Rome and has grown more popular since then.
ROME (RNS) Payments totaling more than $460,000 reportedly began with the aim of helping the family of the cash-strapped Gypsy woman but were soon made in order to prevent her from revealing evidence of the affair with an elderly priest.
ROME (RNS) In a country dominated by Roman Catholics, Muslims make up Italy’s second-largest religious group. But unlike smaller religious groups, Italian Muslims are not officially recognized by the government.
ROME (RNS) “With each conclave, fewer and fewer people will even remember when there was an Italian pope,” says La Stampa’s Giacomo Galeazzi.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Roman Catholic Church, trade unions and small business associations have joined forces in a bid to save Sundays. By Alessandro Speciale.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) A Catholic rival to Google AdSense will be unveiled Thursday with the aim of providing Catholic websites with church-approved, morally sound advertisements. By Alessandro Speciale.