ROME (RNS) 'Everything is destroyed,' says a local bishop.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis, saddened by an earthquake that struck central Italy overnight, canceled a speech he was to have given at his general audience and instead prayed with the crowd for victims and survivors.
(RNS) Italian Muslims decry a challenge to their religious freedom.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Stories of Muslims facing down hate and terror, especially perpetrated by violent Islamists who claim to speak in their name, are both important to tell and more common than we realize.
ROME (RNS) A nun quizzed the employee about her sexual orientation, and the woman was later fired. A court said that was discrimination and fined the Catholic school almost $30,000.
MILAN — Il Giornale, a center-right daily owned by the family of former premier Silvio Berlusconi, said the decision to distribute the edition aimed "to study what is evil to avoid its return."
And still no one is happy. Conservatives say they'll push to cancel the law. Supports say, "This is just the beginning."
ROME (RNS) The mixed result disappointed gay rights activists, and some conservative Catholics bemoaned an “anthropological revolution."
ROME (RNS) Italy’s constitutional court on Wednesday (Feb. 24) overturned the rule imposed in the Lombardy region, after the central government intervened saying the measure violated civil rights.
ROME (RNS) Hassan Mustafa Osama Nasr had been given political asylum and was living in Milan when he was snatched from a street in February 2003.
ROME (RNS) Discussion of the bill has underscored the Vatican’s declining influence in Italian politics.
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."