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Benedict XVI holds final address before stepping down as pope
# Arrivederci
# Arrivederci

Benedict XVI holds final address before stepping down as pope

Feb 27th 2013, 12:27 PM 4,720 Views 70 Comments

The 85-year-old enjoys an emotional sendoff, explaining his reasons for retiring and taking a final tour of St Peter’s Square.

Pope to hold his final Vatican audience ahead of departure
# One Last Time
# One Last Time

Pope to hold his final Vatican audience ahead of departure

Feb 27th 2013, 8:14 AM 2,962 Views 79 Comments

Details of Pope Benedict’s life after his reign ends have emerged and include him swapping his trademark red shoes for a brown pair. His Fisherman’s Ring will also be destroyed.

Italian turnout drops in key national election
# General Elections
# General Elections

Italian turnout drops in key national election

Feb 25th 2013, 8:02 AM 2,314 Views 2 Comments

Leading the electoral field is Pier Luigi Bersani who supported tough measures pushed by incumbent Premier Mario Monti.

Pope not 'abandoning the Church' as 100,000 attend Sunday prayer
# Pope Benedict XVI
# Pope Benedict XVI

Pope not 'abandoning the Church' as 100,000 attend Sunday prayer

Feb 24th 2013, 3:39 PM 4,396 Views 105 Comments

An emotional Pope Benedict XVI has delivered his last Sunday prayer in St Peter’s Square in Rome.

Britain's top Catholic in 'inappropriate acts' row: report
# Cardinal
# Cardinal

Britain's top Catholic in 'inappropriate acts' row: report

Feb 24th 2013, 2:45 PM 9,979 Views 52 Comments

Cardinal Keith O’Brien is due to vote on Pope Benedict XVI’s successor.

6 Nations: Wales stay on championship track after swatting Italy aside
# Latest
From The42
# Latest

6 Nations: Wales stay on championship track after swatting Italy aside

Feb 23rd 2013, 4:25 PM 1,519 Views 0 Comments

The defending champions look revived after their victory in France last time out.

Pope Benedict will remain in 'spiritual proximity' after his resignation
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Pope Benedict will remain in 'spiritual proximity' after his resignation

Feb 23rd 2013, 12:35 PM 5,126 Views 69 Comments

Speaking ahead of his resignation next week, Pope Benedict XVI said that God’s beauty was “constantly contradicted by the evil of this world, by suffering and by corruption.”

Pope calls for Catholic Church to 'renew' as thousands flock to prayers
# Pope Resigns
# Pope Resigns

Pope calls for Catholic Church to 'renew' as thousands flock to prayers

Feb 17th 2013, 3:55 PM 17,127 Views 139 Comments

The Vatican said over 50,000 people had turned out to see the pope for his Sunday Angelus, while local authorities put the number at over 100,000.

Column: Pope Benedict saw sense by retiring early, John Paul II should have too
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Pope Benedict saw sense by retiring early, John Paul II should have too

Feb 17th 2013, 7:00 AM 116 Views 62 Comments

We need a pope that will listen to the wider church and wider world, writes Fr Seamus Ahearne, who reflects on the previous two popes’ achievements and failures.

A 12-century Irish saint reckons the next pope is the last
# White Smoke
# White Smoke

A 12-century Irish saint reckons the next pope is the last

Feb 12th 2013, 3:10 PM 52,200 Views 87 Comments

St Malachy – the first Irish saint to be canonised by a pope – had a prophecy concerning every pope between then and now.

In pictures: From Cardinal Ratzinger to Pope Benedict XVI
# The Pope
# The Pope

In pictures: From Cardinal Ratzinger to Pope Benedict XVI

Feb 11th 2013, 12:44 PM 8,818 Views 21 Comments

The life and times of the 265th Pope.

Vatican receives around 600 abuse cases every year, says prosecutor
# Vatican
# Vatican

Vatican receives around 600 abuse cases every year, says prosecutor

Feb 6th 2013, 8:43 PM 3,836 Views 14 Comments

The Vatican’s new chief prosecutor said many of the cases date back to the 1960s, 70s and 80s.

Work (finally) begins on Pompeii's €105 million makeover
# Volcano
# Volcano

Work (finally) begins on Pompeii's €105 million makeover

Feb 6th 2013, 3:33 PM 13,683 Views 14 Comments

The Roman city has come to symbolise the decades of mismanagement of many of Italy’s cultural treasures.

President Michael D Higgins travels to Italy for official visit
# Rome
# Rome

President Michael D Higgins travels to Italy for official visit

Feb 6th 2013, 10:25 AM 3,847 Views 40 Comments

The President will meet with officials in Rome as well as visiting some historic sites with Irish connections.

New drawings revealed as restoration starts on Rome's Colosseum
# Frescoes
# Frescoes

New drawings revealed as restoration starts on Rome's Colosseum

Jan 18th 2013, 9:35 PM 41,637 Views 21 Comments

Ancient traces of red, black, green and blue frescoes have been uncovered.

Bank card payments suspended in Vatican
# Vatican
# Vatican

Bank card payments suspended in Vatican

Jan 3rd 2013, 6:04 PM 12,408 Views 41 Comments

Bank of Italy says the Vatican failed to fully implement anti money laundering legislation.

Monti clings to power as Berlusconi's party goes on the attack
# Italy
# Italy

Monti clings to power as Berlusconi's party goes on the attack

Dec 7th 2012, 3:32 PM 3,174 Views 4 Comments

Berlusconi’s supporters are arguing that Italy is economically far worse off than before.

Rome to host 'green' Grand Prix in 2014
# Vroom
From The42
# Vroom

Rome to host 'green' Grand Prix in 2014

Dec 2nd 2012, 10:40 AM 890 Views 0 Comments

The Formula E world championship is being backed by McLaren, which is supplying cars powered exclusively by electric energy.

Spurs fans injured in Rome attack
# Violence
From The42
# Violence

Spurs fans injured in Rome attack

Nov 22nd 2012, 10:42 AM 3,503 Views 4 Comments

A group of masked assailants trashed a popular pub in central Rome last night ahead of the game between Lazio and Tottenham Hotspur.

November internationals: All Blacks backline muscle too much for Italy in Rome
# Read It And Weep
From The42
# Read It And Weep

November internationals: All Blacks backline muscle too much for Italy in Rome

Nov 17th 2012, 4:12 PM 1,407 Views 1 Comment

New Zealand broke the Italian resistance with surging second-half tries from Ma’a Nonu, Cory Jane and a Julian Savea double.

Italy protesters stage anti-austerity 'No Monti Day'
# Italy
# Italy

Italy protesters stage anti-austerity 'No Monti Day'

Oct 27th 2012, 8:03 PM 4,431 Views 10 Comments

Tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Rome to protest against the prime minister and austerity measures.

Surprise cardinal appointments spark pope health concerns
# Vatican
# Vatican

Surprise cardinal appointments spark pope health concerns

Oct 24th 2012, 2:12 PM 10,384 Views 65 Comments

Pope Benedict XVI today announced the unexpected appointment of six cardinals from outside Europe.

Pope marks 50th anniversary of Vatican II
# Vatican Ii
# Vatican Ii

Pope marks 50th anniversary of Vatican II

Oct 11th 2012, 11:45 AM 2,720 Views 29 Comments

Homily at Mass in St Peter’s Square recalls the changes in Church in 1962 – and Benedict urges the faithful to return to the “letter”.

Pope's butler gets 18 months in jail for stealing secret Vatican documents
# Vatileaks
# Vatileaks

Pope's butler gets 18 months in jail for stealing secret Vatican documents

Oct 6th 2012, 12:33 PM 4,405 Views 37 Comments

The butler said he had “acted out of visceral love for the Church of Christ and of its leader on earth”.

Video: Enda Kenny checks his phone during Pope Benedict speech
# Enda
# Enda

Video: Enda Kenny checks his phone during Pope Benedict speech

Sep 24th 2012, 11:52 AM 12,332 Views 77 Comments

Checking the Mayo team news? Updating his Facebook? Or taking a sneaky snap? Just what was Enda doing as he checked his phone a number of times during the audience with the Pope on Saturday?

Taoiseach in Rome to meet Monti ahead of papal audience
# Rome
# Rome

Taoiseach in Rome to meet Monti ahead of papal audience

Sep 21st 2012, 9:32 AM 2,173 Views 29 Comments

Mario Monti will greet the Taoiseach after meeting with another bailed-out premier, Greek leader Antonis Samaras.

'Love locks' removed from Rome's Ponte Milvio bridge
# Love Locks
# Love Locks

'Love locks' removed from Rome's Ponte Milvio bridge

Sep 11th 2012, 1:40 PM 10,968 Views 12 Comments

The ‘love padlocks’, which are placed there by couples, were also taken off the Ha’penny Bridge in January of this year.

Colosseum to be restored using private donation
# Colosseum
# Colosseum

Colosseum to be restored using private donation

Jul 31st 2012, 7:15 PM 8,701 Views 9 Comments

A luxury shoemaker will fund the restoration project, which will see works taking place at the ancient ruin for more than two years.

Dublin in top 10 most congested cities in Europe
# Dublin
# Dublin

Dublin in top 10 most congested cities in Europe

Jul 10th 2012, 9:27 AM 7,564 Views 55 Comments

Traffic congestion in the Irish capital was rated as worse than Leeds-Bradford, London, Stockholm and Hamburg.

Pope speaks of human weakness in sinful church
# Vatileaks
# Vatileaks

Pope speaks of human weakness in sinful church

Jun 29th 2012, 2:10 PM 4,136 Views 59 Comments

The pontiff described the “destructive power of evil” affecting the Church as the Vatican battles a series of scandals.

Ryanair flights to Rome temporarily switched to Fiumicino in September
# Rome
# Rome

Ryanair flights to Rome temporarily switched to Fiumicino in September

Jun 20th 2012, 12:26 PM 5,573 Views 7 Comments

Runway maintenance at Ciampino Airport means a switch in location for Ryanair flights from 24 September to 2 October.

Priests attack cardinal's report on 'gay-friendly' college
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Priests attack cardinal's report on 'gay-friendly' college

Jun 16th 2012, 12:49 PM 5,645 Views 29 Comments

A group of Irish priests have labelled the investigation “prurient” and “incompetent”, and said it may have been motivated by homophobia.

Best buds: Jackson and Greene put trash talk behind them
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Best buds: Jackson and Greene put trash talk behind them

May 30th 2012, 2:04 PM 384 Views 2 Comments

Bershawn Jackson had said his hurdling rival had “cashed a cheque that he can’t cash” but it’s all over now, right?

2011 dominance a sweet memory for Djokovic as Rafa reigns in Rome
# Supreme
From The42
# Supreme

2011 dominance a sweet memory for Djokovic as Rafa reigns in Rome

May 21st 2012, 2:23 PM 214 Views 0 Comments

The Spaniard beat his Serbian foe in straight sets as he ramps up performance levels ahead of the French Open.

Ryanair put in bid for sponsorship rights of... the Colosseum
# Monumental
# Monumental

Ryanair put in bid for sponsorship rights of... the Colosseum

May 19th 2012, 8:15 AM 5,442 Views 16 Comments

Could the Roman monument have become known as the O’Leary Bowl or the Ryanair Rodeo? Not now, it won’t.

21 days to Euro 2012: Italy come good the second time of asking
# Countdown
From The42
# Countdown

21 days to Euro 2012: Italy come good the second time of asking

May 18th 2012, 9:00 AM 181 Views 0 Comments

The 1968 European Championships was decided by a replay after Yugoslavia held the hosts to a 1-1 draw in Rome.

Bones exhumed from Roman crypt in search for missing girl
# Vatican
# Vatican

Bones exhumed from Roman crypt in search for missing girl

May 14th 2012, 5:35 PM 6,643 Views 10 Comments

Teenager Emanuela Orlandi, the daughter of a Vatican employee, disappeared in 1983.

2010 fall in Irish air passenger numbers was EU's worst
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

2010 fall in Irish air passenger numbers was EU's worst

May 14th 2012, 2:20 PM 2,345 Views 7 Comments

Figures compiled by Eurostat show that passenger numbers in Ireland fell by a greater proportion than those of any other.

Considering a holiday? Use the Club Sandwich Index to pick a destination
# Peckish?
# Peckish?

Considering a holiday? Use the Club Sandwich Index to pick a destination

May 9th 2012, 4:33 PM 4,792 Views 19 Comments

Dublin is the seventh cheapest of all the cities surveyed by Hotels.com with an average club sandwich price of €12.

Closure of Vatican embassy will not be reversed 'in the immediate term'
# Vatican Embassy
# Vatican Embassy

Closure of Vatican embassy will not be reversed 'in the immediate term'

Apr 15th 2012, 5:22 PM 2,370 Views 18 Comments

Labour has cited savings of €845,000 stemming from the closure of the Embassy of the Holy See in Ireland, and says that it will not be reopened in the immediate future.