Archie Farquharson

VATICAN CITY – In his Apostolic Exhortation, Pope Francis warned Monday of the internet’s troubling capability to inhibit holiness, whilst focussing on the urgent need to support migrants, raising a more global response to combat their struggles.

 “Sowing peace all around us; that is holiness.”

10 Apr 2018
Flavia Cresswell-Turner

ROME – Acid attack victim and Ballando con le Stelle (Dancing with the Stars) contestant, Gessica Notaro, spoke out on TV saying that she would not be silent and, contrary to what she was told by her ex-partner’s lawyers, continue to speak out.

10 Apr 2018
INSIDER NEWSDESK

NAPLES – Eight members of the Neapolitan criminal organisation, the Camorra, have been arrested following a breakaway from the group’s leadership to enter the illegal drug trade. The unendorsed split, while their leader was behind bars, led to fatal armed clashes after the secessionists refused to reunite the group.

 In the absence of the boss, Francesco Mallardo, several members founded the “Catuogno-Di Biase” clan, in an unauthorised divorce which was promptly banned by Mallardo upon his release in 2014.

9 Apr 2018
Eleanor Hartland

ROME - The Euro-Gulf Information Centre (EGIC) hosted a discussion on the Yemen conflict, now labelled as the “worst humanitarian crisis facing the modern world,” in an attempt to offer insight into this “forgotten war.”

 The international community has condemned the conflict, however despite the severity of the situation and the high number of civilian deaths, it has only received a fraction of the attention it deserves. Worsened by corruption, unemployment, and food scarcity, it shows no sign of ending any time soon.

9 Apr 2018
Insider reporters

ROME -- Art buffs expressed outrage Sunday after vandals seriously damaged the marble funeral tomb of the 15th century Renaissance painter and monk Blessed Fra Angelico in the basilica of Saint Mary above Minerva in Rome, underlining the vulnerability of the art treasures of the Eternal City.

8 Apr 2018
Flavia Cresswell-Turner

ROME – Thursday's dazzling first night performance of Shakespeare's tragi-historic play Richard III at the Teatro Arciliuto near Piazza Navona proved a huge success. The dynamic, all-female cast did a fabulous job of injecting a sense of masculinity into the show, as well as successfully interpreting the female roles.

 The play, directed by Douglas Dean and produced by Gaby Ford Productions with performances to April 15, takes place in an intimate setting where everyone in the audience gets a fantastic view of the actors’ magnetic performance.

6 Apr 2018
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MILAN – The European Commission (EC) has given the green light to the purchase of Italo-Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori (Italo) by Global Infrastructures Partners (GIP). The US equity fund’s 1.94 billion euro bid to acquire the entire share capital of Italo had been arranged in early Feb following the agreement of the Italian company’s shareholders.

6 Apr 2018
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ROME – An Italian Navy helicopter has crashed into the Mediterranean during an overnight “Mare Sicuro” (Safe Sea) training drill, carried out with five crew members. One of the team aboard the SH 212 helicopter died in the tragic operation, whilst the other four were successfully rescued.

 The helicopter had been stationed aboard the Nave Borsini, a ship deployed under the same rescue operation, not far from where the incident took place. Investigations have been launched in order to decipher the reasons behind the helicopter’s unexpected fall, which still remain unknown.

6 Apr 2018
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ROME – The M5S were the final party to meet Italian President Sergio Mattarella as government-formation consultations came to a close following two days of discussions. The League have reinforced the possibility of a centre-right government working alongside M5S, whilst declaring that Luigi Di Maio’s party need to stop saying no and find a compromise.

5 Apr 2018

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