Desmond O'Grady

  ROME - With the Jubilee imminent, it is a boom season for pilgrimage.  In Rome, pedestrian paths to the four major basilicas will be established as if to confirm that  there is a synergy between sweat and spirituality.

23 Oct 2015
Philip Willan

  Rome—A Syrian-born billionaire, Wafic Said, played a key role in ultimately unsuccessful negotiations to sell a controversial Italian spyware manufacturer to the government of Saudi Arabia.

22 Oct 2015
Isabel Sawkins

 ROME — Mauro Floriani, an ex- Finance police officer and husband of the MP Alessandra Mussolini, granddaughter of Il Duce, has reached a plea bargain with the court trying him for child prostitution. He had previously pleaded guilty to being a client of the under-aged prostitution ring located in the upmarket Parioli district.. 

22 Oct 2015
INSIDER NEWSDESK

 

  ROME - The Roman judiciary has shelved the investigation on the mysterious disappearances and reported murders of Emanuela Orlandi and Mirella Gregori, which took place respectively on June 22 and May 7 1983. 

20 Oct 2015
Desmond O'Grady
 ROME - The Pius XII issue still festers -- is he to be condemned for not speaking out against the Nazis' persecution of the Jews? Pope Francis has said that reading unjust criticisms of Pius gives him a rash. There are some in the Church who want Pius declared a saint in response to the criticism but that is not imminent.
19 Oct 2015
LISA COLLETTA

 VENICE - As a residential fellow at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini in Venice, I was invited to the press opening of “The Menagerie of Wonders,” the Foundation’s temporary exhibition of the Roman mosaic of Lod, which opened to the public on Friday. 

14 Oct 2015
Isabel Sawkins

  MONTESCAGLIOSO — At the agrifarm L’orto di Lucania, I was invited to partake in a cookery course to learn the hallowed secrets of making authentic pasta such as cavatelli and orecchiette. 

 

14 Oct 2015

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