Patrick Middleton
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VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis has decried the political rhetoric that accuses migrants of “all ills” in a message, released on Tuesday, that has been written for the upcoming 52nd World Peace Day on Jan. 1.

18 Dec 2018
Francesca Halliwell
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ROME - Denis Cavatassi, who was condemned to death in Thailand for having allegedly hired a killer to murder his business partner Luciano Butti, has been acquitted of all charges laid against him. His acquittal, awarded by the Supreme Court of Thailand, was confirmed by Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi on Monday.

18 Dec 2018
Francesca Halliwell
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ROME - High-tech company Leonardo has announced that the Armament Inspectorate of Polish Ministry of National Defense has chosen to acquire four more M-346 Advanced Jet Trainers. Poland’s fleet will thus extend to 16 aircraft, and become the world’s second largest M-346 export customer.

17 Dec 2018
Francesca Halliwell
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ROME – For fear he may be plotting an escape, Brazilian police have released several identikit photos of Cesare Battisti in a bid to catch the fugitive terrorist once and for all. He was reported missing just days before Brazilian Supreme Court judge Luis Fux ordered his arrest last week, a move that paved the way to his extradition.

17 Dec 2018
Patrick Middleton
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ROME – Defence Minister Elisabetta Trenta has lauded the “exemplary” conduct of a Carabiniere officer, who drew his gun in defence of a lone German fan while being attacked by a mob of Lazio supporters after their Europa League defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt.

17 Dec 2018