Soccer: Cassano says is quitting after all

TopNews. Former Italy forward Antonio Cassano said Monday that he is quitting soccer after all. Earlier on Monday a post attributed to the player on his wife's Facebook page said he was not quitting football but added that his move to promoted Hellas Verona was off.

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Visit 'under evaluation', Vatican sources

Pope may travel to Bangladesh, Myanmar in Nov

Pope Francis may travel to Bangladesh and Myanmar in November, Argentine news agency Telam has said. Vatican sources on Friday did not deny the reports, saying such a visit was under evaluation.

Vatican daily blasts lack of respect for size of crisis

EU giving Italy 'crumbs' on migrants - Osservatore Romano

Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano on Wednesday blasted the European Union for failing to do more to help Italy with the Mediterranean asylum-seeker crisis.

Rome faces possible water rationing

Vatican turns off its fountains due to drought

The Vatican has turned off its fountains, including those in St Peter's Square, due to the drought-induced shortage that means Rome risks facing water rationing.

Symbolic $25,000 donation aims to encourage support for response

Pope makes FAO donation for famine in East Africa

The Rome-based Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said Friday that Pope Francis has made an unprecedented move with a €25,000 donation to the United Nations agency's efforts for people facing food insecurity and famine in East Africa.

'Ask for strength to... fight corruption' @Pontifex_it

Pope prays for mafia victims on Borsellino anniversary

Pope Francis called on the faithful to pray for the victims of organized crime via Twitter on Wednesday, the 25th anniversary of the murder of anti-Mafia prosecutor Paolo Borsellino and his security detail.

Ex-Bambino Gesù chiefs accused of diverting funds

Bertone may testify on flat in hospital graft trial

Ex-Bambino Gesù chiefs accused of diverting funds.

'Duty for all'

Don't ignore environmental destruction says pope

It is a "duty for all" not to stand by and ignore the destruction of the environment, Pope Francis said in a message to an international congress in Brazil on his Laudato si' encyclical Friday.

Laying down one's life for faith joins traditional three ways

Pope Francis opens new fourth path to sainthood

Pope Francis has opened a new fourth path to sainthood alongside martyrdom, living a heroic life of Christian virtue and having a strong reputation for religious devotion. The fourth way is laying down one's life for the faith.

Must be 're-proposed' with passion

Europe unique in the world tweets Pope Francis

Pope Francis tweeted Tuesday that "Europe has and ideal and spiritual patrimony unique in the world which deserves to be re-proposed with passion and renewed freshness".

Francis calls for end to "useless slaughters".

War is no solution, stop arms race, pope tells G20

Pope Francis told world leaders that war "is never a solution" and called for an end to all "useless slaughters" in his message for the G20 summit in Hamburg, which the Vatican released on Friday.

Doctor-turned-journalist was 80

John Paul II spokesman Joaquin Navarro Valls dead

Doctor-turned-journalist was 80.

Francis sends message to 40th conference of UN agency

FAO must be able to intervene to stop hunger says Pope

Pope Francis said Monday that the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) must be put in a position to intervene when people do not have enough to eat. "All of us realize that the intention to provide everyone with his or her daily bread is not enough.

Top clergyman vows to clear his name in Australia

Cardinal Pell takes leave after sex abuse charges

Top clergyman vows to clear his name in Australia.

Have older work less to create jobs for young says pontiff

Pope says 'golden pensions' offence to labour

Have older work less to create jobs for young says pontiff.

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We're grandfathers not gerontocrats says Francis

We're old leaders but we can dream - pope

The leaders of the Church are old but they can dream and show young people the way forward, Pope Francis said Tuesday.

Francis addresses ROACO assembly in the Vatican

Oriental churches suffer war and terror Pope says

The churches in Syria, Iraq and Egypt are suffering from war and terrorism, Pope Francis said on Thursday.

Stepping down after two years in post

Milone quits as Vatican's auditor general

Libero Milone has quit as the Vatican's auditor general after two years on the post, Vatican sources told ANSA on Tuesday. A statement from the Vatican press office said that the decision had been by mutual accord.

Vatican spokesperson Greg Burke announces trip

Pope Francis to visit Chile, Peru in January 2018

Pope Francis will visit Chile and Peru in January 2018, Vatican Spokesperson Greg Burke announced on Monday.

'Hypocritical to hide weakness' Francis adds

'Important to recognise vulnerability' Pope says

One of the hardest things in life is to recognise one's own vulnerability, Pope Francis said during Mass on Friday at the Santa Marta residence where he lives inside the Vatican.

Believers, non-believers must unite against scourge

Pope Francis slams corruption as 'cancer'

Christians and non-Christians must be united in the fight against corruption, a "cancer that consumes us", Pope Francis said Thursday.