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#Rome

# rome - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

Struck again: Italy hit by three earthquakes in one hour

It further isolated some towns which were buried under snow for days.

# rome - Sunday 15 January, 2017

Meal deal: Vatican McDonald's row ends with hamburgers for homeless

Meals made up of a double cheeseburger, an apple and a bottle of water will be handed out every Monday.

# rome - Thursday 22 December, 2016

"We have a duty not to let these people die": A year of rescuing thousands in the Mediterranean

A look into the world of the Italian coastguard during testing times.

# rome - Sunday 30 October, 2016

14th century basilica reduced to rubble after Italy's most powerful quake in 36 years

There were several people injured, but there have been no reports of fatalities.

# rome - Saturday 15 October, 2016

'Perverse decision' - Cardinals not happy about plans for McDonald's to open in the Vatican

'Perverse decision' - Cardinals not happy about plans for McDonald's to open in the Vatican

The new McVatican comes with a side order of outrage.

# rome - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

From The42 Rome's Olympic bid abandoned after newly-elected mayor refuses to support project 2024 Olympics

Rome's Olympic bid abandoned after newly-elected mayor refuses to support project

Budapest, Los Angeles and Paris are battling to stage the Games.

# rome - Sunday 25 September, 2016

Italian man ordered to buy feminist books for underage prostitute

The man has been ordered to buy the teenage girl 30 books “on the theme of women’s dignity”.

# rome - Friday 23 September, 2016

Pope Francis condemns gossipy journalism as a form of terrorism

The pontiff also urged journalists not to stoke fear over migration forced by war or hunger.

# rome - Monday 29 August, 2016

From The42 Irish women's football legend Anne O'Brien dies aged 60 RIP

Irish women's football legend Anne O'Brien dies aged 60

The Dubliner is widely regarded as one of Ireland’s greatest-ever female footballers

# rome - Monday 4 July, 2016

Body of 19-year-old American student missing in Rome found in river

Beau Solomon was last seen by his friends in a pub on Friday.

# rome - Thursday 4 February, 2016

Italian student found dead in a ditch after disappearing in Cairo

He was last seen when he left his home to meet a friend.

# rome - Sunday 24 January, 2016

Thousands march for LGBT rights in Rome

Italy is the only major Western European country not to have enacted civil union legislation allowing same-sex couples to have their relationships acknowledged by law.

# rome - Thursday 7 January, 2016

From The42 Rome could be the next Olympic bid derailed due to public opposition Costly Exercise

Rome could be the next Olympic bid derailed due to public opposition

Radicali Italiani today called for a referendum before the Eternal City continues its bid for the 2024 Games.

# rome - Saturday 21 November, 2015

How Italy's mobsters use tourists traps to launder money

In one instance it is alleged that the Mafia even used a convent as a front.

# rome - Sunday 1 November, 2015

# rome - Tuesday 13 October, 2015

Is 'Vatileaks' back? Machivellian cardinals are plotting against Pope Francis

A letter signed 13 by conservative cardinals accused the church of engineering procedures in favour of liberals.

# rome - Wednesday 16 September, 2015

From The42 And the five cities that will bid to host the 2024 Olympics are... Hats In The Ring

And the five cities that will bid to host the 2024 Olympics are...

Four European cities and one from the United States are in the running.

# rome - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

Police find severed leg tattooed with the phrase "a good day to die"

The grisly find was made in Rome yesterday.

# rome - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

A year after my historic meeting with Pope Francis, progress in Rome has been achingly slow

During my audience with Pope Francis, I asked for support in providing services to survivors of clerical child sexual abuse and their families. I reissue that request to His Holiness one year on.

# rome - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

Irish nun rescued after three days stuck in a lift

The 58-year-old was with another nun from New Zealand in the Rome convent.

# rome - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

The Pope hasn't watched TV for 25 years after a promise to the Virgin Mary

He says TV isn’t for him, but he still keeps up with the football.

# rome - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

From The42 Juve are now just one game away from emulating Man United's famous 1999 side Dream

Juve are now just one game away from emulating Man United's famous 1999 side

The Turin-based club beat Lazio in the Italian Cup final this evening.

# rome - Monday 30 March, 2015

Knox's ex-boyfriend: 'I will not accept being labelled a murderer'

Raffaele Sollecito also described his relationship with Knox as a “simple story of affection”.

# rome - Tuesday 17 March, 2015

The world going green for St Patrick's Day will fill you with pride Paris To Berlin This post contains videos

The world going green for St Patrick's Day will fill you with pride

The ‘Global Greening’ is even bigger this year.

# rome - Monday 9 March, 2015

From The Daily Edge Two US tourists carved their names into the Colosseum for a selfie, were promptly arrested When In Rome

Two US tourists carved their names into the Colosseum for a selfie, were promptly arrested

This will certainly make for a unique holiday experience.

# rome - Monday 9 February, 2015

Pope Francis stops by a shanty town for a surprise visit and the people love it Warm Reception This post contains videos

Pope Francis stops by a shanty town for a surprise visit and the people love it

Many of the town’s inhabitants were from South America.

# rome - Sunday 8 February, 2015

From The42 'I know Johnny's number one, but you can't just accept that' - Ian Keatley Mr. Nice Guy

'I know Johnny's number one, but you can't just accept that' - Ian Keatley

The Munster out-half had a strong showing in Rome as Ireland beat Italy.

# rome - Saturday 7 February, 2015

From The42 15 of the best images as Ireland complete a hat-trick of Six Nations wins over Italy Rome Sweet Rome

15 of the best images as Ireland complete a hat-trick of Six Nations wins over Italy

The men, women and under 20 sides all had a hard-fought win to start their campaigns.

Rome is getting a red light district

If the experiment proves successful, the council will open three separate red light zones.

From The42 Letter from Rome: Schmidt's demands liberate Ireland to succeed Roman Invasion

Letter from Rome: Schmidt's demands liberate Ireland to succeed

Our man in Italy reports back on an Ireland squad that appears at ease with the head coach’s intensity.

From The42 'He's one of the best in the world' - Ireland wary of Parisse's quality Mago

'He's one of the best in the world' - Ireland wary of Parisse's quality

The Italian captain remains the heart and soul of Jacques Brunel’s side at the age of 31.

# rome - Friday 6 February, 2015

From The42 In pics: Keats kicks into gear as Ireland get a feel for Stadio Olimpico Captain's Run

In pics: Keats kicks into gear as Ireland get a feel for Stadio Olimpico

Ian Keatley looks to be in decent goal-kicking form.

# rome - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

From The42 Schmidt set to pair Henshaw and Payne together again in Ireland's midfield Centres

Schmidt set to pair Henshaw and Payne together again in Ireland's midfield

Meanwhile, Jordi Murphy is likely to be included in the back row for the trip to Italy.

# rome - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

From The42 Madigan ready for Schmidt's demands with Six Nations looming Intensity

Madigan ready for Schmidt's demands with Six Nations looming

The Leinster back is favourite to wear 10 for Ireland against Italy in just over a fortnight’s time.

# rome - Thursday 1 January, 2015

From The42 Open Thread: Who would you pick to start for Ireland in the Six Nations? Bo Selecta

Open Thread: Who would you pick to start for Ireland in the Six Nations?

Have Luke Marshall or Felix Jones done enough to make the breakthrough?

# rome - Sunday 7 December, 2014

The mayor of Rome isn't afraid of the mafia - he's going to keep riding his bike

Police had warned the mayor that he was under threat by “dangerous organisations”.

# rome - Thursday 9 October, 2014

From The Daily Edge Pope Francis! Two Fingers

Pope Francis!

Naughty!

# rome - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

From The42 The top 6 destinations to watch football in Europe I'm A Wanderer

The top 6 destinations to watch football in Europe

Tapas and football? It’s time to start planning your next break.

# rome - Thursday 24 July, 2014

Christian woman who was spared death sentence in Sudan arrives in Rome

27-year-old Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag was sentenced to death in May for converting from Islam.

# rome - Monday 7 July, 2014

Martin: 'Crisis of the sexual abuse of children in the church not a chapter of the past'

The Archbishop said that the Catholic Church must “do more” to help victims of abuse.