VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis has released a video encouraging all to “dream together as a human family” in the run up to this year’s ‘World Day of Migrants and Refugees’ (WDMR). The video features two Venezuelen women who migrated across the country in order to fulfil their ambitions, as well as a speech from the pontiff.
PALERMO, Sicily -- Two months after creating a glittering sensation at the Taormina film festival, a street installation of metallised gold and silver ribbons has been shown to the public on the facade of the famed Palazzo Ganci di Valguarnera in the Sicilian capital as part of the revived Palermo Jazz festival.
ROME – IFAD president Gilbert Houngbo’s bid to jump ship and become director General of the International Labour Organization may have hit a snag after South African ‘thought leader’ Mthunzi Mdwaba also presented his candidature officially to be ILO supremo, splitting the African vote potentially for the powerful position. Nevertheless Houngbo received a boost from the spat between France and Australia over nuclear submarines, meaning Paris likely may back Houngbo in an effort to prevent an Aussie candidate from becoming DG of the influential organization.
FOGGIA - Authorities are directing an urgent focus on this Apulian city’s ‘baby gangs’ -- groups of boys and young men who are instigating brutal attacks on women, children, homosexuals, foreigners and disabled peopl
NAPLES - The pensioner who made national headlines after a tobacconist allegedly tried to steal her winning scratch card finally claimed her 500 thousand euro prize money, after authorities recognised that she was the legitimate winner. Her identity has not yet been revealed and Italian media reports have been conflicted about her exact age, which has ranged from 69 to 85.
ROME – The French Academy, Villa Medici, will be the venue for ‘Like a Dancing Dog,’ an exhibition running Oct. 13 to Jan. 9 that will pay tribute to 30 years of work by renowned French artist Natacha Lesueur.
VATICAN CITY - In a private meeting, Pope Francis told a group of Slovakian Jesuit priests that while he was undergoing surgery there were people hoping he would not survive, according to the Jesuit magazine, La Civiltà Cattolica. The admission came after the pontiff was asked about his health - he replied, “I am still alive, though some wanted me dead.”
MILAN - The actress and presenter, Rosita Celentano, is supporting ‘People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ (PETA) in their awareness campaign to eliminate fur from Milan Fashion Week.
SAN DONATO MILANESE – Saipem has signed with Saudi Aramco a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at exploring the possibility to establish in Saudi Arabia a new entity for the execution of activities i