News from italy

Rome’s newly elected Mayor, Virginia Raggi, promises a solution in relocating migrants

August 2016 |
Rome’s newly elected Mayor, Virginia Raggi, promises a solution in relocating dozens of migrants from North Africa and Ethiopia who have been living on the streets. The migrant center where they had been staying was closed due to a court...

Pope Francis met with the parents of 19-year-old Beau Solomon

August 2016 |
Pope Francis met with the parents of 19-year-old Beau Solomon who was the victim of a recent robbery-homicide in Rome. The University of Wisconsin student was in Italy for summer classes at John Cabot University. In a private morning session, Pope...

Vatican Court will not prosecute two journalists who authored books based on leaked confidential documents

August 2016 |
A Vatican Court will not prosecute two journalists who authored books based, in part, on leaked confidential documents exposing greed, corruption and mismanagement in the Holy See. Emiliano Fittipaldi and Gianluigi Nuzzi were accused of conspiring...

Silvio Berlusconi underwent heart surgery to replace an aortic valve

July 2016 |
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi underwent heart surgery to replace an aortic valve. He expects to be back in full health within a month. Public official Giampiero Cantoni said they were concerned about his health but his...

The Anti-Trust Authority has fined power companies, ACEA, Edison and ENI

July 2016 |
The Anti-Trust Authority has fined power companies, ACEA, Edison and ENI, 14.5 million Euros for billing consumption practices finding bills and actual consumption did not correspond. Consumers have long complained about these aggressive...

Pope Francis said "The world does not become better because only apparently “perfect” people live there..."

July 2016 |
During a recent Mass in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis said during his homily for the Jubilee of the Sick and disabled that “The world does not become better because only apparently “perfect” people live there... but when...

Migrants continue to be rescued off the coast of Sicily

July 2016 |
Migrants continue to be rescued off the coast of Sicily. Recently, more than 2,500 migrants were rescued by the Italian Coast Guard. Year-to-date close to 50,000 refugees have been pulled from boats trying to cross from Libya. The numbers arriving...

Pompeii’s Archaeological Superintendent is urging the government to use refugees to clean up some of Italy’s ruins

July 2016 |
Pompeii’s Archaeological Superintendent, Massimo Osanna, is urging the government to use refugees to clean up some of Italy’s ruins. “They already receive a daily rate from the government without being employed in any...

Colobraro has been dubbed Europe’s most cursed town

July 2016 |
Colobraro, in the southern Basilicata region of Italy has been dubbed Europe’s most cursed town. Chandeliers spontaneously crashing down, newborns born with two hearts and three lungs, tales of witches, and suspicious sudden landslides have...
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