Latest Rome News

Pope discusses his health, his critics and future of papacy

Jan. 25, 2023 11:28 AM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis says he hasn’t considered issuing norms to regulate future papal resignations and plans to continue for as long as he can as bishop of Rome, despite a wave of criticism from some top-ranking conservative cardinals and bishops about his papal priorities. ...

Ancient fresco among 60 treasures returned to Italy from US

Jan. 23, 2023 13:15 PM EST

ROME (AP) — A fresco depicting Hercules and originally from Herculaneum, a city destroyed along with Pompeii by the 79 A.D. eruption of Mount Vesuvius, was back in Italy Monday, along with 59 other ancient pieces illegally trafficked to the United States. Last summer, U.S....

Italy's Meloni eyes boost in strong energy ties with Algeria

Jan. 22, 2023 14:35 PM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Italian Premier Giorgia Meloni arrived Sunday in Algeria for a low-key two-day visit as the two nations look to build up a strategic partnership and Italy works to further wean itself off Russian energy with help from the gas-rich North African country. ...

Italy's FM meets with Egyptian officials on migration, Libya

Jan. 22, 2023 11:23 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Italy’s chief diplomat held talks Sunday with Egyptian and Arab League officials in Cairo that focused on regional security and the conflict in neighboring Libya, as well as sensitive bilateral issues. Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani said he raised with Egypt's...

Perez hits shot of lifetime for Abu Dhabi win and 3rd title

Jan. 22, 2023 09:03 AM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The best shot of Victor Perez’s life has set up likely the biggest year of the Frenchman’s golfing career. Perez span a bunker shot back into the hole for birdie at No. 17 and celebrated wildly on the way to shooting 6-under 66 for a...

Cardinal Pell will be interred in Sydney crypt in February

Jan. 17, 2023 11:50 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — A once high-ranking Australian cardinal who spent more than a year in prison before his child abuse convictions were quashed on appeal will be interred Feb. 2 after a requiem Mass at Sydney’s St. Mary’s Cathedral, the church said Tuesday. Cardinal George Pell, 81,...

Italian film legend Gina Lollobrigida dies at age 95

Jan. 16, 2023 10:23 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Italian film legend Gina Lollobrigida, who achieved international stardom during the 1950s and was dubbed “the most beautiful woman in the world” after the title of one of her movies, died in Rome on Monday, her agent said. She was 95. The agent, Paola Comin, didn't...

Italian news agency Lapresse says film star Gina Lollobrigida has died in a Rome clinic at age 95

Jan. 16, 2023 07:32 AM EST
ROME (AP) — Italian news agency Lapresse says film star Gina Lollobrigida has died in a Rome clinic at age 95.

Italian police say they have arrested No. 1 fugitive, Sicilian Mafia boss Matteo Messina Denaro, on run for 30 years

Jan. 16, 2023 03:57 AM EST
ROME (AP) — Italian police say they have arrested No. 1 fugitive, Sicilian Mafia boss Matteo Messina Denaro, on run for 30 years.

Pope invites all Christians to event in St. Peter's Square

Jan. 15, 2023 08:09 AM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday invited Christians of all dominations to gather in prayer in St. Peter’s Square in September to help further the cause of Christian unity. Speaking during his weekly window appearance to people gathered in the Vatican City square,...