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Matteo Renzi, prime minister of Italy, is seen at the headquarters of the European Commission, April 2, 2014.

Italian prime minister meets with Vatican Secretary of State

Sep 10, 2014

The newly created Italian cardinals lunched Tuesday with Matteo Renzi, prime minister of Italy, discussing with him and his associates... Read more

Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi S.J. addresses journalists during a May 15, 2014 press conference.

Vatican spokesman: ISIS threat to Pope Francis unfounded

Aug 26, 2014

By Elise Harris

In response to rumors that the Islamic State may be targeting Pope Francis, Fr. Federico Lombardi S.J. said there is... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square after the Wednesday general audience on May 7, 2014.

Pope Francis to make two trips to Italian city of Caserta

Jul 17, 2014

By Elise Harris

The Vatican confirmed today that Pope Francis will travel twice to the city where an evangelical pastor from Buenos Aires... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on April 16, 2014.

Pope Francis to visit evangelical pastor from Buenos Aires

Jul 10, 2014

By Elise Harris

The Vatican announced earlier today that Pope Francis has decided to pay a private visit to an evangelical pastor who... Read more

Pope Francis meets with seminarians from the Pontifical Roman universities on May 12, 2014.

Pope encourages priests to work in joy, brotherhood

Jun 21, 2014

By Elise Harris

During his one day his visit to Italian town Cassano all'Jonio, Pope Francis met with the priests of the diocese,... Read more

Sr. Cristina on The Voice Italy

Nun who won 'The Voice Italy' says priorities are Jesus, prayer

Jun 9, 2014

Speaking to reporters for the first time after her victory on The Voice Italy, Sister Cristina Scuccia said that she... Read more

Singing nun Sr. Cristina Scuccia holds her trophy after winning 'The Voice of Italy' in Milan on June 5, 2014.

Nun wins 'The Voice Italy,' leads crowd in Our Father

Jun 6, 2014

In an emotional finale decided by Italian TV viewers, 25 year-old Sister Cristina Scuccia won the 2014 edition of The... Read more

Participants in Italy's 2014 March for Life carry a sign reading "Abortion is Violence."

Italy’s March for Life draws global participation

May 4, 2014

The fourth annual March for Life held in Rome May 4 drew attendees from across Italy, Europe and the United... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Sunday Mass July 7, 2013.

Pope Francis to make two pastoral visits over summer

Apr 8, 2014

This coming summer, Pope Francis will make two pastoral visits inside of Italy, following two previous trips to the Italian... Read more

Pope Francis in Paul VI Hall during an audience on March 16, 2013.

Labor upholds human dignity, Pope says

Mar 20, 2014

Pope Francis addressed the central role of employment in realizing human dignity during a special audience with steelworkers and residents... Read more


Priest in Italy suspects mafia behind attack on parish

Aug 20, 2013

A priest in southern Italy believes that local mafia members may be behind a recent attack on his parish after... Read more


Pope canonizes hundreds of Italian martyrs

May 12, 2013

Pope Francis on Sunday canonized hundreds of fifteenth century Italian martyrs who died rather than renounce their Christian faith.  Read more

Funeral Mass of Servant of God Chiara Corbella Petrillo. Photo Courtesy of Christian Gennari/

Emotional goodbye for young Italian mother who died for unborn child

Jun 21, 2012

Hundreds of Italians gathered at the Church of St. Francisca Romana in Rome on June 16 for the funeral Mass... Read more