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 VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis vowed to “eradicate” sexual abuse in the Church following the release of an internal report on the Holy See's mishandling of allegations against former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, he told his weekly audience on Wednesday.

 “Yesterday, the report on the sad case of former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick was published," the pontiff said.

 "I renew my closeness to the victims of sexual abuse and the Church’s commitment to eradicate this evil."

11 Nov 2020
Cesira Colleluori

 GENOA – Police have arrested the former CEO of Autostrade, Giovanni Castellucci, in relation to the Morandi bridge collapse in Genoa that left 43 people dead in 2018, police sources said on Wednesday.

 The Genoa Finance Police carried out precautionary measures against three former and three current managers of Autostrade per L’Italia at dawn this morning.

 Castellucci, the company’s CEO until January 2019, has been placed under house arrest, accused of tampering with evidence.

11 Nov 2020
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 ROME – Small businesses providing essential services for Italians as diverse as tattoo parlours and sex shops as well as clothes boutiques and dance schools will receive financial grants from the latest government stimulus package to offset impact of Covid-19, political sources said on Tuesday.

 Italy’s president Sergio Mattarella has signed off on the Ristori Bis decree that will aid companies, the self-employed and employees disadvantaged by the measures of the most recent government restrictions.

10 Nov 2020
ROBERTO SAVIO

 ROME -- Now it is clear that Joe Biden is the new president of the United States. It is unlikely that Donald Trump’s legal manoeuvring will change the election results, as when a conservative Supreme Court in 2000 decided in favour of George Bush over Al Gore, who lost by 535 votes. Not even this Supreme Court, where Trump has six sympathetic members (three appointed by him, quite a record), and only three unsympathetic, will dare to change a result coming from too many states.

9 Nov 2020
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 ROME – As Donald Trump pursues legal challenges to the US election results, the Catholic Church has joined world leaders in congratulating Joe Biden as American’s President-Elect.

 “We congratulate Mr Biden and acknowledge that he joins the late President John Fitzgerald Kennedy as the second president of the United States to profess the Catholic faith,” President of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops Josè Horacio Gomez said on Saturday.

 “We also congratulate Kamala Devi Harris, who becomes the first woman in history to be elected Vice President.”

9 Nov 2020
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 ROME – The Community of Sant’Egidio is calling for Armenia and Azerbaijan to “come to their senses,” and talk rather than resorting to violence in their bloody battle for control over Nagorno-Karabakh, where some 1,000 people have died in more than a month of fighting.

 “The violence of the clashes has emptied entire areas, destroyed cities and villages; not even places of worship have been spared, in particular the Ġazančec'oc' cathedral, which was the target of senseless direct fire,” Sant’Egido said in a statement on Saturday.

8 Nov 2020
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 ROME – The world has been put on a heightened famine alert with a new report by two United Nations agencies that contains a stark warning; four countries contain areas that could soon slip into famine if conditions there undergo “any further deterioration over the coming months.” These are Burkina Faso in West Africa’s Sahel region, northeastern Nigeria, South Sudan and Yemen.

6 Nov 2020
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 TURIN – Isabella Rossellini, the daughter of cinema legends Italian neorealist filmmaker Roberto Rossellini and Swedish Hollywood star Ingrid Bergman was being bestowed a special honour at this year's Torino Film Festival.

 The multifaceted 68-year-old is the first artist to be receiving the newly-conceived “Stella della Mole” (Star of the Mole), an award named after the Mole Antonelliana, the landmark building of gargantuan proportions, which houses the film festival in Turin.

6 Nov 2020
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 NAPLES – The historic Caffè Gambrinus coffeehouse that can count among its patrons the Irish writer Oscar Wilde and famed author Ernest Hemingway, has become the latest casualty of Covid, announcing it was closing its doors.

 The southern Italian region of Campania, which includes Naples, has been declared a yellow zone, allowing its bars and restaurants to remain open until 6 p.m., but co-owner Massimiliano Rosati said the surge in COVID-19 cases has kept customers away.

6 Nov 2020

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