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# 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.

# rome - Friday 6 June, 2014

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

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

# rome - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Ryanair flights cancelled to and from Rome due to strike action

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

# rome - Sunday 27 April, 2014

John XXIII and John Paul II declared saints

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...

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

# rome - Thursday 24 April, 2014

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

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…

# rome - Thursday 17 April, 2014

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

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

# rome - Sunday 13 April, 2014

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

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

# rome - Friday 11 April, 2014

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

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

# rome - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin caught up with Pope Francis today in Rome

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

# rome - Monday 7 April, 2014

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

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

# rome - Saturday 15 March, 2014

From The42 England take Six Nations lead after hammering Italy in Rome Wooden Spoon This post contains videos

England take Six Nations lead after hammering Italy in Rome

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

# rome - Thursday 20 February, 2014

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

Italy coach Brunel warns of backlash as Tommaso Allan faces Scots

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

# rome - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

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

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

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

# rome - Monday 17 February, 2014

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

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

# rome - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Here's Pope Francis meeting Philomena Lee and Steve Coogan

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

# rome - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

Queen Elizabeth to meet Pope Francis at the Vatican

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

# rome - Friday 24 January, 2014

Blast at church in Rome ahead of Francois Hollande visit

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.

# rome - Saturday 11 January, 2014

Dine like the Romans? Then try some giraffe legs and sea urchins...

We don’t think it will be the new Atkins.

# rome - Sunday 5 January, 2014

Former Pope Benedict makes second secret trip outside Vatican

The former pope, who promised on retirement to “live hidden from the world”, made excursion to visit brother in hospital.

# rome - Wednesday 25 December, 2013

Francis prays for child soldiers “robbed of their childhood”

The new Pope has delivered his first Christmas ‘urbi et orbi’ message.

# rome - Saturday 23 November, 2013

Government “is satisfied” without Vatican embassy

There is no plan to re-establish a resident embassy to the Holy See in the immediate term says Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore

# rome - Sunday 20 October, 2013

Hundreds camped out in Rome to protest against austerity

Tens of thousands had marched through Rome in a mostly peaceful demonstration yesterday.

# rome - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

From The Daily Edge Who's the Irish woman in the new series of The Walking Dead? Zombies

# rome - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Italian crisis intensifies as rebels begin deserting Berlusconi

Members of his party are considering splitting from the former premier after he urged his ministers to pull out of the Government at the weekend.

# rome - Monday 30 September, 2013

These two former popes will be made saints in April next year

Pope Francis today announced the date for the canonisation ceremony which is expected to bring hundreds of thousands of pilgrims to Rome.

# rome - Thursday 1 August, 2013

Italy's top court upholds Silvio Berlusconi's prison term

The former Italian prime minister is likely to face house arrest or community service because of his age after the court upheld his conviction for tax fraud.

# rome - Sunday 7 July, 2013

The Catholic Church shouldn't fear structural renewal – Pope Francis

Pope Francis has called for structural renewal in the Catholic church to keep up with the times – but also advised priests and nuns to shun costly trappings so they can use more resources to help the poor.

# rome - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

Top officials at scandal-hit Vatican bank resign

It follows the arrest of a cleric who held accounts at the institution for alleged corruption.

# rome - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

Pope names commission of inquiry into Vatican Bank

The commission will investigate the bank’s legal structure and the activities of the secretive financial institution.

# rome - Friday 10 May, 2013

Fake pope held in Rome for looking like John Paul II

It’s a (very) minor crime. Who knew?

# rome - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

Benedict to move back to the Vatican, two months after resignation

The Pope Emeritus is likely to return to the Vatican on Thursday, a spokesman for the Holy See said.

# rome - Sunday 28 April, 2013

Update: Shooting outside premier's office in Italy

One man was arrested and two police officers injured in the incident.

# rome - Thursday 25 April, 2013

RTÉ News chief 'satisified' with €167,000 cost of Pope coverage

Kevin Bakhurst said the cost of covering the change of Pope was €100,000 less than on the last occasion in 2005.

# rome - Friday 5 April, 2013

Dublin now the 11th most congested city in Europe, down from sixth

Moscow in Russia is the most congested city in the world.

# rome - Friday 29 March, 2013

Pope Francis presides over his first Good Friday ceremony

The pope has attended the Passion of Christ in St Peter’s Basilica ahead of a torch-lit procession at the Colosseum later tonight.

Photos: Exhibition examines daily lives destroyed by Vesuvius

The exhibition in the British Museum in central London seeks to shed light on the everyday lives of the people killed in Pompeii and Herculaneum in 79AD.

# rome - Tuesday 26 March, 2013

Italy court orders retrial for Amanda Knox

Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were acquitted on appeal in 2011 for the killing of Meredith Kercher – but now face a retrial.

# rome - Tuesday 19 March, 2013

In Pictures: Pope Francis' inauguration Pope Francis This post contains images

In Pictures: Pope Francis' inauguration

In his address to the nearly 200,000 pilgrims the newly elected pope promised to embrace the “poorest, the weakest” of humanity.