Flavia Cresswell-Turner
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ROME - Giampiero Massolo is expected to become the next Foreign Minister in the Five Star Movement-League coalition government, according to media speculation.

 Mr. Massolo has had a long career as a great advisor to both Italian and European institutions.

21 May 2018
INSIDER NEWSDESK
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ROME – Italian President Sergio Mattarella was set to meet with the League leader Matteo Salvini and Five Star’s Luigi Di Maio to the Quirinal Palace Monday to discuss their proposed candidate to be Prime Minister designate, amid mounting speculation it is likely to be academic Giuseppe Conte.

21 May 2018
Flavia Cresswell-Turner
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VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis announced the promotion of 14 new Catholic cardinals, who’ll be officially appointed at his next consistory on June 29, Vatican officials confirm.

 The surprise announcement was made on Sunday following the pontiff’s Regina Caeli address to pilgrims and visitors gathered in St. Peter’s Square.

21 May 2018
Archie Farquharson
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ROME – Long-neglected parks across the Eternal City have found their unlikely hero. Sheep, goats and potentially even cows are set to flock into the Italian capital to play the role of “natural lawnmowers,” the city’s mayor has announced.

 Five Star’s Virginia Raggi, current mayor of Rome, is looking to follow the Berlin model by introducing herds of sheep and goats into the city centre.

18 May 2018
Flavia Cresswell-Turner
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VATICAN CITY – Chilean bishops involved in a national sexual abuse scandal have all offered their resignations to Pope Francis, Vatican officials say.

 Francis summoned 34 of them to Rome for a series of talks starting on Monday, to discuss the crisis and paedophilia scandal in the Chilean Church.

18 May 2018