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#Rome

# rome - Thursday 11 October, 2012

Pope marks 50th anniversary of Vatican II

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”.

# rome - Saturday 6 October, 2012

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

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

# rome - Monday 24 September, 2012

Video: Enda Kenny checks his phone during Pope Benedict speech Enda This post contains videos

Video: Enda Kenny checks his phone during Pope Benedict speech

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?

# rome - Friday 21 September, 2012

Taoiseach in Rome to meet Monti ahead of papal audience

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

# rome - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

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

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

# rome - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

Colosseum to be restored using private donation

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

# rome - Tuesday 10 July, 2012

Dublin in top 10 most congested cities in Europe

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

# rome - Friday 29 June, 2012

Pope speaks of human weakness in sinful church

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

# rome - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

Ryanair flights to Rome temporarily switched to Fiumicino in September

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

# rome - Saturday 16 June, 2012

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

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

# rome - Wednesday 30 May, 2012

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

Best buds: Jackson and Greene put trash talk behind them

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

# rome - Monday 21 May, 2012

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

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

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

# rome - Saturday 19 May, 2012

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

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

# rome - Friday 18 May, 2012

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

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

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

# rome - Monday 14 May, 2012

Bones exhumed from Roman crypt in search for missing girl

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

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

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

# rome - Wednesday 9 May, 2012

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

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

# rome - Sunday 15 April, 2012

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

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.

# rome - Friday 16 March, 2012

From The Daily Edge Papal Perfume: Pope gets own fragrance Eau De Pope

Papal Perfume: Pope gets own fragrance

The Pope has commissioned a celebrity perfume-maker to create his own heavenly scent.

# rome - Monday 27 February, 2012

Pope says marriage is only place 'worthy' of conception

Pope Benedict also said that infertile couples should shun artificial procreation.

# rome - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

Gilmore opens door for Vatican to relax embassy requirements

Eamon Gilmore tells the Dáil that the Holy See embassy closure could be revisited if the Vatican relaxes rules on dual embassies.

From The42 On your marks: Bolt and Powell will race in Rome Now That's Fast This post contains videos

On your marks: Bolt and Powell will race in Rome

The Olympic build-up is getting very exciting and May’s race meet in Rome will act as a fast-paced preview to the games.

# rome - Monday 20 February, 2012

Tánaiste: We're not going to reverse Vatican embassy decision

The Tánaiste reiterated that the government will review the decision when Ireland’s financial circumstances improve.

# rome - Thursday 16 February, 2012

Monti: Italy cannot afford to be Olympic host

The Italian PM has pulled the plug on the country’s 2020 Olympic Games bid.

# rome - Thursday 22 December, 2011

From The Daily Edge The Vatican's Baby Jesus is rather big Baby Jesus

The Vatican's Baby Jesus is rather big

After a spate of Baby Jesus statue robberies in the US (and Ireland), the Pope is clearly taking no chances.

# rome - Sunday 11 December, 2011

Pope Benedict: I know Christmas will be difficult this year

The pontiff said the festive season will be difficult for many in the recession – but added there is more to Christmas than buying presents.

# rome - Saturday 12 November, 2011

Italy’s economic package passes, paving way for Berlusconi resignation

The embattled Italian premier had indicated he would resign once the €60 billion package was passed through parliament.

# rome - Sunday 16 October, 2011

Rome rioting said to cost over €1 million

Italy is counting the cost of yesterday’s riots as “Occupy” protests turned violent.

Arrests in Chicago, New York and Rome following global day of action

Protests in Rome turned violent, while in Dublin there were peaceful marches in the city centre.

# rome - Friday 19 August, 2011

Pope says modern society suffering "amnesia" about God

Pope Benedict is on a visit to Spain which has been met with a number of protests.

# rome - Thursday 14 July, 2011

The Cloyne Report - What does the Vatican think?

Eamon Gilmore will seek an urgent meeting with the Vatican which was “entirely unhelpful” according to the report into clerical child sex abuse.

# rome - Friday 20 May, 2011

From The42 Paulo di Canio swaps Rome for managerial role at Swindon Town Mamma Mia This post contains videos

Paulo di Canio swaps Rome for managerial role at Swindon Town

The controversial former West Ham United star will bring his unique character to the sidelines of football grounds in English football’s lowest tier next season.

# rome - Tuesday 10 May, 2011

Italian campaign aims to assuage fears of major earthquake in Rome

City residents have been expressing fears over late seismologist’s ‘prediction’ that a devastating quake will strike Rome on 11 May 2011.

# rome - Friday 6 May, 2011

From The Daily Edge Column: Cardinal Rules (Part 23) On the beatification of Pope John Paul II Humour

Column: Cardinal Rules (Part 23) On the beatification of Pope John Paul II

This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland gives us a peek at his diary from the Vatican last weekend:”We are as excited as a bunch of schoolgirls on their way to a Cliff Richard concert”.

# rome - Sunday 1 May, 2011

Pope John Paul II beatified before more than a million people in Rome

The beatification was carried out by the current pontiff Pope Benedict XVI and moves the former pontiff one step closer to sainthood.

# rome - Saturday 30 April, 2011

Thousands gather for John Paul II's beatification ceremony as body brought to St Peter's

Ceremony will mark former pope’s next step toward sainthood, but a second miracle must be attributed to John Paul before canonisation is possible.

# rome - Sunday 24 April, 2011

Pope uses traditional Easter message to appeal for diplomacy in Libya

The Urbi et Orbi message focuses on developments in Africa and the Middle East, as Benedict urges Europe to accept refugees.

# rome - Tuesday 12 April, 2011

Vatican sanctions Belgian bishop who abused nephew

A Belgian bishop who resigned last year after admitting he had sexually abused his nephew has been sanctioned by the Vatican – and will no longer be permitted to act as a priest in public.

# rome - Monday 14 March, 2011

Vatican kicks off countdown to beatification of John Paul II

The Vatican has begun the countdown to the beautification of Pope John Paul II by posting videos on YouTube and creating a dedicated Facebook page.

# rome - Friday 4 February, 2011

Pope's donor card 'invalid' because the Vatican owns his body

Despite carrying an organ donor card, Benedict will not be able to donate his organs after his death because they are the property of “the entire church”.