ROME (RNS) “In my daily life, something has changed,” Sister Cristina said. “Now people stop me in the street and thank me for the joy that I have given them with my performance."
ROME (RNS) The publisher said it envisions the magazine being a “meeting place” for the faithful to send in letters, poems and drawings related to Francis’ papacy.
ROME (RNS) "It's about marketing," said Piero Pazzi, the photographer behind the annual calendar featuring attractive priests of Italy. "It's a souvenir, not a statement of any kind."
(RNS) The United States will move its freestanding Vatican embassy into the larger American Embassy to Italy, a shift that has drawn criticism from former U.S. envoys.
ROME (RNS) Pope Francis has spoken out strongly against organized crime in the past, specifically naming the country's four main organized crime groups last May.
ROME (RNS) Statements by former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi were the latest in a string of recent incidents that brought the Holocaust and Nazi Germany out of the history books and onto the front pages of Italian media.
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.
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.