INSIDER NEWSDESK

VATICAN CITY – Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican Secretary of State, has described the result of an Irish referendum on same-sex marriage as a “defeat for humanity.” Last week Ireland became the first country to legalise gay marriage by popular vote, with 62 percent of the population polling in favour of change.

 In the aftermath of the historic vote, many had been expecting a response from the Vatican and Cardinal Parolin has become the first high-ranking official to comment on the result.

27 May 2015
DOMINIC THURLOW-WOOD

VATICAN CITY – The Vatican Bank, officially known as the Institute for Religious Works, has announced a 20-fold increase in profits for 2014. This comes as positive news, following a plan implemented by Pope Francis to increase transparency at the Vatican’s historically shady financial institution.

26 May 2015
JAN FILIPOWICZ

ROME - The FAO Association of Professionals (AP in FAO) has urged Director General José Graziano da Silva to rescind the 'punitive' posting of a former general secretary of the staff association to the remote Pacific island of Samoa in an apparent vendetta for her activities defending employees at the UN agency, union sources said Tuesday.

26 May 2015
JAN FILIPOWICZ
 ROME - The investigation of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva for illicit influence peddling is increasingly embarrasing top FAO management as the UN agency prepares for the former Brazilian president to give the prestigious McDougall Memorial Lecture next month, UN sources say.
25 May 2015
INSIDER NEWSDESK

ROME - At a meeting of European Union Commissioners in Brussels on Wednesday, it was announced that plans to relocate 40,000 migrants over the next two years, have been given the green light. According to EU sources, this figure will include 24,000 from Italy and 16,000 from Greece.

27 May 2015
Roy Manuell

ROME - A court in Milan blocked the use of the UberPop app on Tuesday throughout Italy as protesting taxi drivers have their way after ongoing protests.

 The Silicon Valley based company Uber that allows anyone to offer a paid transport service to the public for an agreed fee via an app has been prohibited by a Milan court on the grounds of providing “illegal competition” to taxi drivers.

26 May 2015
Anonymous

ROME – Experts from the De Tullio law firm explain the ins and outs of the Italian inheritance system.

26 May 2015
Anonymous

WANTED

 

An Administrative Secretary is wanted in the Nigerian Embassy to the Holy See.

 

Requirements:-

Candidates must be a degree holder in Arts and humanities, especially Secretarial Administration.

Candidates must have a certificate in translation, especially in Italian language.

26 May 2015
Roy Manuell

 ROME - Violence marred Monday’s Derby della Capitale as Polish, Bulgarian, Greek and English hooligans joined SS Lazio fans in post-match clashes with police, police sources said.

26 May 2015
Roy Manuell

AS Roma sealed an automatic Champions league Group Stage place with a fiery win over SS Lazio at the Stadio Olimpico. Ex-Newcastle defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa's dramatic 85th minute winner for the visitors was eventually marred by an ugly aftermath as Lazio fans clashed with police following their team’s 2-1 loss.

26 May 2015