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Vatican releases pope's Canada itinerary, a sign trip is on

Jun. 23, 2022 14:44 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The Vatican on Thursday released the itinerary for Pope Francis’ July 24-30 visit to Canada, providing a sign he intends to go ahead with the trip despite knee problems that forced him to cancel a six-day visit to Africa also planned for next month. Francis is due to...

Ancient home, prayer room open at Rome's Baths of Caracalla

Jun. 23, 2022 08:46 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — One the most spectacular examples of ancient Roman baths, the Baths of Caracalla, has become more spectacular. Authorities in Rome on Thursday opened to the public a unique private home that stood on the site before the baths, with a frescoed ceiling and prayer room honoring Roman and...

Italy creates new museum for trafficked ancient artifacts

Jun. 15, 2022 12:09 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy has been so successful in recovering ancient artworks and artifacts that were illegally exported from the country it has created a museum for them. The Museum of Rescued Art was inaugurated Wednesday in a cavernous structure that is part of Rome's ancient Baths of...

2 killed, 2 hurt by runaway dump truck in northwest Georgia

Jun. 14, 2022 18:25 PM EDT

ROME, Ga. (AP) — A runaway dump truck struck and killed two men in northwest Georgia on Tuesday, leaving two others with serious injuries. Local news outlets report the brakes failed on a dump truck that was carrying asphalt for a private paving project north of Rome. ...

Pope nixes procession but plans Mass for Congolese on July 3

Jun. 13, 2022 09:08 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis canceled his participation in a religious procession this weekend due to ongoing knee pain, but said Monday he hoped to celebrate a special Mass for Italy's Congolese community after he had to postpone his planned visit to Africa. “We'll bring Kinshasa to...

Double whammy: Both farmers and consumers hit by high prices

Jun. 09, 2022 18:26 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Food import bills will reach a record high this year and food markets are likely to tighten around the world, according to a glum new forecast by a U.N. food agency. The Food Outlook, issued twice a year by the Food and Agriculture Organization, also found that “many...

Allyson Felix has 'no regrets' after placing 7th in Rome

Jun. 09, 2022 16:45 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Allyson Felix had “no regrets” after a seventh-place finish in the 200 meters of what was likely her final Diamond League meet Thursday. It made no difference to Felix — the most decorated female track athlete in Olympic history who plans to retire later this...

Live updates | Ukraine says Russia pounding Sievierodonetsk

Jun. 08, 2022 22:03 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine — An adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s office says Russian troops have changed their tactics in the battle for Sievierodonetsk. Oleksiy Arestovych said Wednesday that Russian soldiers have retreated from the city and are now pounding it with...

Vatican's Pius XII archives begin to shed light on WWII pope

Jun. 07, 2022 03:46 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican has long defended its World War II-era pope, Pius XII, against criticism that he remained silent as the Holocaust unfolded, insisting that he worked quietly behind the scenes to save lives. A new book, citing recently opened Vatican archives, suggests the lives the...

WWII fighter pilot reunited with plane at Georgia airport

Jun. 05, 2022 00:08 AM EDT

ROME, Ga. (AP) — The last time James McCubbin saw his old P51 Mustang was in the German countryside almost 80 years ago, when an enemy plane shot his wing and he had to eject. Fast forward to Wednesday, and the 101-year-old World War II veteran smiling happily as he watched a P51...