Magdalena Sleziak

ROME - The great prayer for peace in Burundi will be held Monday evening in the Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere. Burundi an African country that has been shown in recent years, the possibility of a peaceful coexistence between ethnic groups and the different parties, now is likely to sink into a civil war.

21 Dec 2015
Gianfranco Nitti

ROME - A 15th-century Last Supper painted by Renaissance master Domenico Ghirlandaio (1449-1494) returns to public view in Tuscany for the first time in a decade due to the collaboration of an an American foundation, an Italian winemaking family, and Italian cultural authorities and conservation exper

21 Dec 2015
Desmond O'Grady

 ROME - A Signor Five-by-Five with a rolling gait, Silvio Berlusconi believes he is God’s gift not only to women but to Italy and the world.  His boundless self-confidence took him a long way from cruise ship crooner, while studying law, to three times Prime Minister but an unfunny thing happened to him on the way to the Forum – nasty magistrates got on his trail and eventually brought down the high-flyer.

20 Dec 2015
INSIDER NEWSDESK
 CASSINO - Organisers of the tacky 'Santa's village' at the Monte Cassino battlefield site bowed to growing pressure Friday and said they will close the project on Monday.
 The decision came after a week of protests including a sharp note by the Polish Embassy to the Italian Foreign ministry.
 Local heritage groups hailed the decision as a victory but said they would be vigilant and seek to prevent the battlefield being 'desecrated' by other commercial projects in the future.
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18 Dec 2015
Magdalena Sleziak

ROME - Anna Maria Anders, the daughter of General Wladyslaw Anders, commander of the Polish Second Corps in World War 2, this week visited Albaneta, on the plateau of Monte Cassino, where thousands of Polish soldiers fought under the command of her father, while in Poland a controversial 'Santa's village' at the battlefield site has set off a furore.

18 Dec 2015
INSIDER NEWSDESK

 

  CATANIA - A Meridiana plane heading to Milan lost a wheel during its takeoff from Catania. 

18 Dec 2015
Philip Willan

   AREZZO - Licio Gelli lived in an elegant villa on a Tuscan hill. It’s an idyllic setting surrounded by vineyards. The address is Via Santa Maria delle Grazie, reassuringly evocative of sanctity and beauty, and the large house, Villa Wanda, is named after his late wife.

18 Dec 2015
Philip Willan

 

  Rome—A Syriac Catholic priest held hostage by Islamic State militants for 84 days has spoken of his ordeal as a period of spiritual growth and of his hopes for a just peace in Syria.

18 Dec 2015

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