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

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

Aug 12th 2015, 8:20 PM 14,087 Views 11 Comments

The grisly find was made in Rome yesterday.

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

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

Jul 7th 2015, 11:44 PM 475 Views 40 Comments

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.

Irish nun rescued after three days stuck in a lift
# Divine Intervention
# Divine Intervention

Irish nun rescued after three days stuck in a lift

Jun 9th 2015, 12:24 PM 21,309 Views 31 Comments

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

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

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

May 26th 2015, 9:13 AM 12,553 Views 42 Comments

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

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

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

May 20th 2015, 10:49 PM 8,518 Views 14 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 30th 2015, 1:46 PM 19,367 Views 28 Comments

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

The world going green for St Patrick's Day will fill you with pride
# Paris To Berlin
# Paris To Berlin

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

Mar 17th 2015, 8:42 PM 80,605 Views 89 Comments

The ‘Global Greening’ is even bigger this year.

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

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

Mar 9th 2015, 11:39 AM 4,922 Views 5 Comments

This will certainly make for a unique holiday experience.

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

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

Feb 9th 2015, 8:14 PM 15,326 Views 52 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 8th 2015, 7:30 AM 9,774 Views 27 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 7th 2015, 5:07 PM 7,354 Views 0 Comments

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

Rome is getting a red light district
# Green Light
# Green Light

Rome is getting a red light district

Feb 7th 2015, 2:59 PM 20,945 Views 25 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 7th 2015, 8:10 AM 11,200 Views 11 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 7th 2015, 7:00 AM 3,443 Views 1 Comment

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

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

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

Feb 6th 2015, 3:55 PM 4,438 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 4th 2015, 5:45 AM 8,936 Views 34 Comments

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

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

Madigan ready for Schmidt's demands with Six Nations looming

Jan 20th 2015, 6:30 AM 7,013 Views 32 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 1st 2015, 10:30 AM 9,656 Views 62 Comments

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

The mayor of Rome isn't afraid of the mafia - he's going to keep riding his bike
# I Want To Ride My Bicycle
# I Want To Ride My Bicycle

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

Dec 7th 2014, 3:39 PM 10,960 Views 6 Comments

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

Pope Francis!
# Two Fingers
From The Daily Edge
# Two Fingers

Pope Francis!

Oct 9th 2014, 7:37 AM 3,596 Views 3 Comments

Naughty!

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

The top 6 destinations to watch football in Europe

Aug 12th 2014, 6:13 PM 12,859 Views 15 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 24th 2014, 10:34 AM 9,072 Views 39 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 7th 2014, 8:02 PM 8,099 Views 24 Comments

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

Ground staff blamed as Ryanair plane rolls into a fire station at Rome Airport
# In A Flap
# In A Flap

Ground staff blamed as Ryanair plane rolls into a fire station at Rome Airport

Jun 6th 2014, 10:40 PM 47,046 Views 71 Comments

Nobody was injured in the incident, which happened during a strike by Italian ground staff.

Ryanair flights cancelled to and from Rome due to strike action
# Stranded
# Stranded

Ryanair flights cancelled to and from Rome due to strike action

Jun 4th 2014, 10:23 PM 17,437 Views 26 Comments

Ryanair says that affected customers can transfer onto alternative flights by contacting Ryanair’s reservation centres.

John XXIII and John Paul II declared saints
# Vatican
# Vatican

John XXIII and John Paul II declared saints

Apr 27th 2014, 7:50 PM 15,952 Views 199 Comments

Retired Pope Benedict XVI and Taoiseach Enda Kenny are in attendance at today’s ceremony.

John Paul II was so popular in the 1980s, he even had a dress-doll book dedicated to him...
# Paper Pontiff
# Paper Pontiff

John Paul II was so popular in the 1980s, he even had a dress-doll book dedicated to him...

Apr 27th 2014, 10:15 AM 7,983 Views 35 Comments

You might still find this gem lurking on a bookshelf in your parents’ house…

Can't make it to Rome? You can watch John Paul II's canonisation live in 3D in Drumcondra
# Holy Show
# Holy Show

Can't make it to Rome? You can watch John Paul II's canonisation live in 3D in Drumcondra

Apr 24th 2014, 8:00 AM 7,965 Views 77 Comments

Around 5 million people are expected in Rome ahead of the ceremony to make John Paul II and John XXIII saints. If you’re not a fan of the crowds, here are the options…

Pope Francis has been washing people's feet ... again
# Pope On A Rope
# Pope On A Rope

Pope Francis has been washing people's feet ... again

Apr 17th 2014, 7:00 PM 9,707 Views 45 Comments

The Pope washed the feet of a dozen elderly and disabled people during a ceremony in Rome.

Police fire tear gas on anti-austerity protesters in Rome, 20 officers were injured in violence
# Clashes
# Clashes

Police fire tear gas on anti-austerity protesters in Rome, 20 officers were injured in violence

Apr 13th 2014, 10:40 AM 6,269 Views 44 Comments

One protester lost a number of fingers after a firecracker apparently exploded prematurely in his hand.

Pope Francis personally asks for forgiveness for child sex abuse by priests
# Apology
# Apology

Pope Francis personally asks for forgiveness for child sex abuse by priests

Apr 11th 2014, 2:03 PM 11,972 Views 167 Comments

He said he would not take one step back in regards to how abusers are dealt with and the sanctions that must be imposed.

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin caught up with Pope Francis today in Rome
# Having The Chats
# Having The Chats

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin caught up with Pope Francis today in Rome

Apr 10th 2014, 6:54 PM 9,398 Views 152 Comments

While attending a conference on human trafficking, the Pope was presented with a t-shirt which said “Turn Back Crime”.

Gun used in attempted assassination on Pope John Paul II goes on exhibit
# Shooting
# Shooting

Gun used in attempted assassination on Pope John Paul II goes on exhibit

Apr 7th 2014, 9:56 PM 12,280 Views 73 Comments

Italy’s justice ministry has loaned the museum the gun, a Browning 9mm, for three years.

England take Six Nations lead after hammering Italy in Rome
# Wooden Spoon
From The42
# Wooden Spoon

England take Six Nations lead after hammering Italy in Rome

Mar 15th 2014, 3:02 PM 4,683 Views 2 Comments

However, Leonardo Sarto’s late try ensured England would not surpass the 50-point margin they chased.

Italy coach Brunel warns of backlash as Tommaso Allan faces Scots
# Allegiance
From The42
# Allegiance

Italy coach Brunel warns of backlash as Tommaso Allan faces Scots

Feb 20th 2014, 3:36 PM 2,650 Views 0 Comments

The Italian out-half played for Scotland at underage level before switching to the country of his birth.

Gray in, Denton out as Scotland make their way to rumble in Rome
# Team-sheets
From The42
# Team-sheets

Gray in, Denton out as Scotland make their way to rumble in Rome

Feb 18th 2014, 12:02 PM 3,457 Views 8 Comments

Interim coach Scott Johnson is keeping us guessing with these starting line-ups.

Hijacker of Rome-bound plane “was co-pilot” — Geneva police
# ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES
# ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES

Hijacker of Rome-bound plane “was co-pilot” — Geneva police

Feb 17th 2014, 9:55 AM 24,171 Views 15 Comments

The man “said he felt threatened in his country” and wanted to seek asylum in Switzerland.

Here's Pope Francis meeting Philomena Lee and Steve Coogan
# Vatican
# Vatican

Here's Pope Francis meeting Philomena Lee and Steve Coogan

Feb 5th 2014, 2:33 PM 15,426 Views 62 Comments

After the meeting, Lee said she hopes the Pope will help her with her fight to help mothers and children who need closure.

Queen Elizabeth to meet Pope Francis at the Vatican
# Get The Good China
# Get The Good China

Queen Elizabeth to meet Pope Francis at the Vatican

Feb 4th 2014, 11:20 AM 6,719 Views 45 Comments

Queen Elizabeth will meet with the Pontiff on 3 April, Buckingham Palace announced today.

Blast at church in Rome ahead of Francois Hollande visit
# Explosion
# Explosion

Blast at church in Rome ahead of Francois Hollande visit

Jan 24th 2014, 8:50 AM 7,012 Views 5 Comments

The French President is due to meet with the Pope for the first time later today amid deep divisions in France over issues like abortion and gay marriage.