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Vatican City at High Risk for Attack

Vatican City at High Risk for Attack

A group of eighteen Islamic extremists, allegedly motivated by the Al Qaeda, were arrested on Friday by the Italian police in an effort to stop an attack on Vatican City. According to police, each arrested individual was either Pakistani or Afghani. Wiretaps were able to prove that Vatican City was at an extremely high risk […]

Pope Francis Condemns Anti-Semitism in Europe in Rabbis Meeting

Pope Francis Condemns Anti-Semitism in Europe in Rabbis Meeting

On Monday morning, Pope Francis met with European Rabbis for the first time. Previous Popes have never met at the Conference of European Rabbi, but antisemitic hate crimes have changed that. During the historic meeting, the Pope declared all Christians must apologize for all forms of anti-Semitism, and show their willingness to unify with Jewish […]

Libyan Migrants Drown After Boat Capsizes in Mediterranean

Libyan Migrants Drown After Boat Capsizes in Mediterranean

According to initial reports, as many as 41 Libyan migrants have drowned after their small boat carrying refugees capsized in the Mediterranean Sea. An Italian media outlet said on Thursday this is just the next incident in what has been a string of similar instances of refugees drowning in the Mediterranean Sea after attempting to […]

Pope Francis Told by Doctors to Revamp Diet in Wake of Weight Gain

Pope Francis Told by Doctors to Revamp Diet in Wake of Weight Gain

Pope Francis has experienced a noticeable weight gain since he was first appointed as the head of the Roman Catholic Church, and Vatican doctors are attributing the excess pounds to too much of his favorite foods, which include spaghetti, ravioli, and pizza, as well as the pontiff’s lack of exercise. As a result, Pope Francis […]

Pope Francis Commands Mafia Dons to Repent

Pope Francis Commands Mafia Dons to Repent

Pope Francis recently commanded mafia dons in Italy to repent and stop the mindless ongoing violence. The Pope asked individuals from different crime rings involved in criminal activities to shun the bloodied violence and to prevent causing mothers to shed tears over the loss of their sons. He said this during his visit to Naples, […]

Amanda Knox Engaged to Old School Friend [Video]

Amanda Knox Engaged to Old School Friend [Video]

Amanda Knox is engaged to an old school friend who supposedly kept in touch, writing her letters, while she was in prison. The young woman, now 27, served four years in a prison in Italy for the murder of her British housemate, Meredith Kercher, while both were students in the Mediterranean country. Knox’s fiancé, Colin […]

Costa Concordia Captain Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison

Costa Concordia Captain Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison

Costa Concordia ex-captain, Francesco Schettino, has been sentenced to 16 years and one month in prison on Wednesday. The prosecution was asking for 26 years and a month and called the ex-captain an “idiot.” A tribunal in Italy, in the city of Grosseto, has sentenced the ex-captain of the Costa Concordia to 16 years and […]

Rome Vacation: Off the Beaten Path [Photos & Videos]

Rome Vacation: Off the Beaten Path [Photos & Videos]

  When enjoying a Rome vacation, this historic city offers many popular and well known attractions, but how about taking a trip a little off the beaten path. There are some strange and unusual spots to visit, known mostly to the locals, and as the old saying goes, “When in Rome, do as the Romans […]

Italy Coastguard Rescues Drifting Migrant Ship

Italy Coastguard Rescues Drifting Migrant Ship

On Friday, the Ezadeen, a merchant ship carrying 450 migrants, was rescued by Italy’s coastguard after the ship was found drifting crewless just off the mainland, reports the BBC. The coastguard was alerted to the ship’s predicament when one of the Ezadeen’s passengers sent out a distress call on the ship’s radio, reporting that the […]

Christmas Traditions Observed Throughout the World

Christmas Traditions Observed Throughout the World

Christmas is celebrated on December 25 in much of the Western world. However, Christmas traditions observed throughout the world can vary greatly. For most Christians around the world, it is the day recognized as Christ’s birthday, however, this date is debatable. Many believe it was selected by Roman church officials to coincide with existing solstice […]

Preventing and Protecting Graffiti on Historical Sites

Preventing and Protecting Graffiti on Historical Sites

Authorities in Rome have levied a hefty fine on a Russian tourist who carved his initial into a brick in the Colosseum. Last year a Chinese teen-aged tourist carved graffiti into a 3,500 year-old temple in Luxor, Egypt. Acts like these are considered to be vandalism and draw a hue and cry from historians and […]

Sistine Chapel Unveils New Lights With Intelligent Design

Sistine Chapel Unveils New Lights With Intelligent Design

The Sistine Chapel has unveiled a technologically advanced LED lighting project as part of a conservation effort consisting of design intelligence. Over 500 years ago when the Sistine Chapel was first adorned with Michelangelo’s frescoes, the chapel did not yet, have the 600 million visitors per year it now hosts. According to the The Daily […]

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