Rome

Pope Francis celebrates a Easter vigil mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Saturday, April 20, 2019.
AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia
April 20, 2019 - 4:31 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — At an Easter vigil in St. Peter's Basilica, Pope Francis on Saturday encouraged people to resist cynicism or pursuing the "glitter of wealth," and to avoid seeking life's meaning in "things that pass away." "Do not bury hope!" Francis exclaimed, after noting that when things go...
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In this Sept. 6, 2018 file photo, St. Patrick's Cathedral is seen in New York.
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April 18, 2019 - 1:52 pm
By David Porter and Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A man arrested after entering St. Patrick's Cathedral carrying two cans of gasoline, lighter fluid and butane lighters had also been arrested at a New Jersey cathedral this week and had booked a Thursday flight to Rome, the New...
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A view of the archeological site of Largo Argentina, in Rome, Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. A complex of ancient temples linked to Julius Caesar’s murder will be opened to the public.
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February 18, 2019 - 5:21 pm
ROME (AP) — A complex of ancient temples in Rome that are linked to the scene of Julius Caesar's murder will be opened to the public. The below-street-level temple ruins at Largo Argentina in downtown Rome is visible to pedestrians peering from above but closed to visitors. For decades, access was...
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In this photograph taken on Monday, Oct. 18, 2010, Archbishop John C. Nienstedt talks about the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis consolidation plan.
AP Photo/Craig Lassig
December 17, 2018 - 6:26 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — A prominent U.S. archbishop is asking the Vatican for answers about the status of an investigation into alleged sexual misconduct by his predecessor, who was forced to resign in 2015. St. Paul and Minneapolis Archbishop Bernard Hebda wrote a remarkable letter to his flock Friday...
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In this file photo taken on Oct. 18, 2012, Italian film director Bernardo Bertolucci poses for photographers during a photo call in Rome.
AP Photo/Andrew Medichini
November 26, 2018 - 9:39 am
By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press ROME (AP) — Italian film-maker Bernardo Bertolucci, who won Oscars with "The Last Emperor" and whose erotic drama "Last Tango in Paris" enthralled and shocked the world, died Monday. He was 77. Bertolucci's press office, Punto e Virgola, confirmed the death in...
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November 24, 2018 - 11:10 pm
ROME (AP) — The Catholic Church's global organization of nuns has denounced the "culture of silence and secrecy" surrounding sexual abuse in the church and is urging sisters who have been abused to report the crimes to police and their superiors. The International Union of Superiors General, which...
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Pope Francis is shown celebrating the Mass on the solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, in the parish of Santa Monica in Ostia, in the outskirts of Rome.
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Mark Abrams
July 16, 2018 - 7:02 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is organizing a pilgrimage to Rome this fall for the canonization of a former pope and a martyred Latin American archbishop. Pope Francis will elevate Pope Paul VI and Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador to sainthood on Sunday, Oct...
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File photo taken on April 18, 2014 shows the scene of the Ancient Roman city of Pompeii in southern Italy.
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July 01, 2018 - 8:35 am
By Melissa Gray (CNN) -- It was a fascinating discovery. Archaeologists in Pompeii, Italy, unearthed the skeletal remains of a man thought to have survived the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in A.D. 79 -- only to be killed by a flying stone block as he fled. The findings, announced in May, were based on...
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