Giro: Viviani wins 13th stage, Yates still pink


Italy's Elia Viviani won the 13th stage of the Giro d'Italia in a sprint finish Friday while Britain's Simon Yates kept the leader's pink jersey for the seventh day running. The stage was a 180km run from Ferrara to Nervesa della Battaglia near Treviso.


Tennis: Fognini knocked out by Nadal in Rome quarters

TopNews. World number one Rafa Nadal beat Italy's Fabio Fognini in the quarterfinals of the BNL International tournament in Rome Friday. Liguria-born Fognini won the first set 6-4 but lost the last two 6-1 6-2. The match lasted two hours and 14 minutes.

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Church releases document on ethics in economic-financial system

Political power shouldn't just serve finance says Vatican

Church releases document on ethics in economic-financial system.

'Where communion is formed artisan-like'

You create peace starting in homes,streets,shops -Pope tweet

Pope Francis tweeted Friday "peace is constructed starting from homes, streets, shops, where communion is shaped in an artisan fashion".

'Chained-up rabid dog'

Don't talk to the Devil, the great liar - Pope

Pope Francis on Tuesday warned the faithful not to talk to the Devil, describing him as the "great liar". Francis said at morning Mass in the Vatican that the Devil was "a chained-up rabid dog" and warned his flock to be "aware of his seductions".

Good bishop watchful, close to flock says Francis

No guitar-in-hand bishops says Pope

Pope Francis on Friday said no to suitcase-in-hand and guitar-in-hand bishops. "A good bishop is watchful, involved and close to his flock," he said.

'A birth process' says Francis

Transmitting faith not like supporting soccer team - Pope

Transmitting the faith is not like supporting a soccer team, Pope Francis said Thursday. "Transmitting the faith is a birth process," he said.