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Anti-mafia raids target Rome, Calabria suspects

Italian police said they launched two major anti-mafia operations Friday in Rome and the southern region of Calabria, targeting around 100 people.

Senior priest arrested in Vatican bank probe: Media

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Rome: A senior Catholic cleric has been arrested on suspicion of fraud and corruption in connection with a sweeping probe of the scandal-plagued Vatican bank, Italian media reported Friday.

Pope Benedict XVI to resign on February 28

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Rome: Pope Benedict said on Monday he will resign on February 28 because he no longer has the strength to fulfil the duties of his office, becoming the first pontiff in nearly 600 years to take such

First Pisa, now Rome's Colosseum - it's leaning


The ancient Colosseum of Rome, where gladiators fought for their lives, is slanting about 40 cm (16 inches) lower on the south side than on the north, and authorities are investigating whether it need

Italy shipwreck captain admits 'distracted' but shifts blame


The captain of an Italian cruise ship which crashed in January asked for forgiveness in his first interview since the disaster saying he was 'distracted' but shifting blame to other crew members.


Anti-capitalist protest turns violent in Rome

Seventy people were injured in violent clashes in Rome on Saturday that broke out at an anti-capitalist protest, with three in a serious condition, Italian news agency ANSA reported.

Twenty-five were

Mugabe in Rome for John Paul II beatification: Report


Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe landed in Rome on Saturday to attend the beatification of late pope John Paul II at the Vatican, Italy's ANSA news agency reported.

Rome alert after anarchists' bombs

Rome - Rome was on high alert on Christmas Eve after parcel bomb blasts left two staffers at the Chilean and Swiss embassies in the Italian capital badly injured in an attack claimed by anarchists.


Package blast at Swiss embassy, one hurt

Rome: A package exploded at the Swiss embassy in Rome on Thursday, Italy's foreign ministry said on Thursday and Ansa news agency reported that one person was seriously injured.

The ministry had no f

Rome diocese asks gay priests to come out

The Catholic diocese of Rome has asked homosexual priests to "come out" because their behaviour "slings mud on others".

The Vicar of Rome - the office that governs the Rome diocese in the name of the

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