On Good Friday, pope says Islamist militants profane God's name

Pope Francis condemned "unprecedented violence" by Islamist militants, saying at a Good Friday service that followers of religions who carried out acts of fundamentalism or terrorism were profaning God`s name.

Rome rules out using Vatican for 2024 Olympics bid

Rome rules out using Vatican for 2024 Olympics bid

Rome will not use the Vatican for events in its 2024 Olympic bid, a top Italian sports official said Sunday, as Toronto gave stronger hints that it will join the campaign.

Kerala fishermen killing: Rome`s Colosseum goes dark for marines

Gianni Alemanno, the right-wing mayor of Rome, turned off the lights of the Colosseum and the Imperial Forum for the first time on Wednesday.