Rome eyes buildings confiscated from Mafia to house migrants

Rome authorities are looking into whether buildings confiscated from the Mafia can be used to house migrants following violent clashes when police tried to evacuate a building occupied by squatting migrants. Mayor Virginia Raggi says city officials are mapping out the confiscated real estate to determine if any buildings are suitable for temporary housing. Rome…


“More Europe, a better Europe”

Eu leaders have gathered in Rome to hail six decades of peace and prosperity and pledge to deepen a unity frayed by regional and global crises. #3Novices #News #OnlineMedia 3Novices

Praise and protests

Europeans take to the streets of London, Rome, Warsaw and Berlin, as EU marks 60th anniversary. #3Novices #News #OnlineMedia 3Novices Europe

Keys to the future? How to read EU’s Rome declaration

By Gabriela Baczynska and Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS/ROME (Reuters) – “Europe is our common future,” European Union leaders will declare in Rome on Saturday, in a grand statement of ambition they hope can hold the bloc together following the shock loss of major power Britain. The declaration will be issued to mark the 60th anniversary of […]

Italy, EU prep aid for Libya’s fight against people smuggling

By Steve Scherer ROME (Reuters) – Italian and European officials said on Monday they are ready to send equipment and economic aid to Libya to help it fight people smuggling, as the leader of Tripoli’s U.N.-backed government sought more resources. Italy hosted a meeting of interior ministers from eight European Union countries, including Germany and […]

Rome church becomes homeless shelter in freezing weather

Charities have been calling on people to help those affected by the cold, resulting in donations and many volunteers coming forward #3Novices #News #OnlineMedia 3Novices

Pope Francis Makes Argentina’s ‘Gaucho Priest’ and 6 Others Saints

(VATICAN CITY) — Pope Francis canonized Argentina’s “gaucho priest” Sunday, bestowing sainthood on the poncho-wearing pastor with whom the first Argentine pope shares many similarities, from a taste for mate tea to a dedication to bringing the ministry to even the most isolated people. Francis honored Jose Gabriel del Rosario Brochero along with six others…