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 ROME – Pope Francis was saddened to learn of the death of a German vagrant, Burkhard Scheffler, under the colonnade in St. Peter’s Square, the Vatican said Friday.

 Burkhard was born in Germany in 1961 and was living on the streets of Rome, with the support of the charitable work of the Vatican's Dicastery for the Service of Charity. However, the recent nights of heavy rain and colder temperatures aggravated the fragility of his condition, certainly linked to the difficulties of homelessness. He died Thursday night.

25 Nov 2022
Francesca Primavilla

ROME - Aboubakar Soumahoro, an Italian-Ivorian trade unionist and newly elected opposition MP, announced his voluntary suspension from the Greens and Left Alliance in a meeting with representatives of the latter on Thursday afternoon following an outcry surrounding his wife's alleged fraud.

24 Nov 2022
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 ROME – Italian football fans were said to be supporting Argentina at the Qatar World Cup, in the painful absence of the Azzurri, who were knocked out during the qualifying stages by Macedonia.

 Thousands of Italian football enthusiasts voted in a survey conducted by the betting website Superscommesse, which asked participants to choose which national team they would be cheering for in the tournament. 

24 Nov 2022
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 ROME – Culture minister Gennaro Sangiuliano has appointed journalist and writer Alessandro Giuili as the new president of the Maxxi national museum of 21st century arts foundation. As of Dec. 12, 47-year-old Giuli will formally serve as president, replacing former president Giovanna Melandri after a decade.

24 Nov 2022
Grace Stathatos

 ROME – Education minister Giuseppe Valditara wants to eliminate distractions for students in accordance with the recent proposal to stop citizenship income aid for students who have yet to complete their studies, the education ministry reported. Valditara said during an interview on the “Confronto” television program, “away with cell phones in classrooms during class hours.” He reiterated that the new proposal would take away citizenship income aid from young recipients who do not have the compulsory schooling.

24 Nov 2022