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Vatican and Palestine to Enter Treaty

Vatican and Palestine to Enter Treaty

Vatican officials announced today that they will enter into a treaty with the State of Palestine. The legal designation “State of Palestine” has existed since Nov. 29, 2012, when the United Nations General Assembly granted the disputed territory observer, nonmember status within the international body. Last year, Palastinian catholics were delighted when Pope Francis used […]

Italy: Coastguard Comes to the Rescue of Migrants

Italy: Coastguard Comes to the Rescue of Migrants

Over the weekend, the Italian Coast Guard and commercial vessels rescued at least 16 boats of migrants. Thousands were saved, and ten bodies were recovered from Libya’s coast. The migrants were saved from smuggling rings that were using rubber dinghies and fishing boats as a disguise for human trafficking. Italy’s Coast Guard said that the […]

Pope Francis’ Moral Authority on Climate Control

Pope Francis’ Moral Authority on Climate Control

On April 28, a conference was held at the Vatican concerning climate change and moral dimensions. The conference was hosted by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and other organizations, and was referred to as “Protect the Earth, Dignify Humanity: The Moral Dimensions of Climate Change and Sustainable Development.” The conference was held to strengthen worldly […]

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 […]

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