Pope briefly in hospital for scheduled tests two months after bronchitis, returns to VaticanJune 6, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — Pope Francis went to the hospital Tuesday for tests and returned back to the Vatican, witnesses and news reports said, two months after he was hospitalized with an acute case of bronchitis.
Napoli searching for Spalletti replacement after title; Mourinho indicates he’ll stay at RomaJune 5, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis may be facing an even bigger challenge now than he did a year ago when captain Lorenzo Insigne, club record scorer Dries Mertens and defensive stalwart Kalidou Koulibaly left the club.
Europa League final referee Anthony Taylor and family surrounded by hostile Roma fans at airportJune 1, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — Europa League final referee Anthony Taylor and his family had to be escorted away by security at Budapest airport after outraged Roma fans directed insults at him and threw a chair in his direction, a video published on the Gazzetta dello Sport website showed Thursday.
High-A South Atlantic League GlanceMay 26, 2023 GMT
Chicago cardinal defends compensation plan, urges info on abusers after Illinois abuse reportMay 25, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — The archbishop of Chicago urged the Illinois attorney general on Thursday to provide information about newly uncovered cases of clergy sexual abuse that were included in a statewide investigative report, saying he would gladly add the names on his list of credibly accused priests if the claims were substantiated.
ROME (AP) — At age 60 and preparing to coach in his sixth European final, silver-haired Roma manager Jose Mourinho might prefer to call himself “the Sage One” now.
ROME (AP) — A pair of bare-chested protesters smeared themselves with mud outside the Senate building in Rome on Tuesday to protest fossil fuel use and remind people of the dangers of flooding linked to climate change.
Car rushes Vatican gate, is fired on by gendarmes; driver apprehended after reaching courtyardMay 19, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — A car driven by someone with apparent psychiatric problems rushed through a Vatican gate Thursday evening and sped past Swiss Guards into a palace courtyard before the driver was apprehended by police, the Holy See said.
ROME (AP) — A former Jesuit novice with a background in non-profit organizations was elected secretary-general of the Vatican’s preeminent charity Monday, opening a new phase for Caritas Internationalis following Pope Francis’ ouster of the past leadership over bullying complaints.
ROME (AP) — Novak Djokovic’s clay-court game is still a work in progress.
The 22-time Grand Slam champion had to overcome a mid-match lapse before beating Grigor Dimitrov 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 on Sunday to reach the fourth round of the Italian Open.
ROME (AP) — Novak Djokovic was tested by 61st-ranked Tomas Martin Etcheverry in a 7-6 (5), 6-2 opening win at the Italian Open on Friday.
High-A South Atlantic League GlanceMay 12, 2023 GMT
Djokovic expects to rev up his clay-court game at Italian OpenMay 11, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — Novak Djokovic is right where he wants to be after a slow start to his clay-court season.
Back at the Italian Open — the clay event where he’s had his most success.
The top-ranked Serb is a six-time champion in Rome and six-time runner-up.
Guerrier takes 1-shot lead into final round of Italian OpenMay 6, 2023 GMT
GUIDONIA MONTECELIO, Italy (AP) — Julien Guerrier will take a one-shot lead into the final round of the Italian Open.
Guerrier started the day two shots off the lead but carded eight birdies and three bogeys in a 5-under 66, moving atop the leaderboard.
Pope seeks to encourage abuse prevention board amid turmoilMay 5, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — Pope Francis sought to encourage his embattled child protection advisory board Friday, following weeks of turmoil sparked by the latest resignation of a founding member and fresh questions about its direction.
Pompeii chariot stars in Rome exhibit probing ancient rootsMay 3, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — A meticulously reconstructed Pompeii bridal chariot that eluded the ancient city’s modern-day looters is a star of an ambitious new exhibition in Rome, which invites viewers to reflect on today's connections with classical Roman and Greek civilizations.
High-A South Atlantic League GlanceApril 30, 2023 GMT
High-A South Atlantic League GlanceApril 29, 2023 GMT
Berrettini withdraws from Italian Open with muscle tearApril 28, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — Former Wimbledon runner-up Matteo Berrettini withdrew from the upcoming Italian Open on Friday as he continues to recover from a stomach muscle tear.
“I have been holding on to the hope of being able to compete in Rome, a tournament that means so much to me and where all my dreams started.
Italy’s Meloni calls for unity on Liberation Day anniversaryApril 25, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Giorgia Meloni on Tuesday called for unity among political forces in celebrating the 78th anniversary of the liberation from the Nazis and their fascist allies on April 25, 1945.
Texan princess evicted from Rome villa, Caravaggio staysApril 21, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — A Texas-born princess piled her four yapping bichon frise dogs into a taxi Thursday after being evicted, following a bitter inheritance dispute, from a historic villa in Rome that contains the only known ceiling painted by Caravaggio.
Pope’s cathedral ‘regrets’ Anglican ceremony on main altarApril 20, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — The pope’s cathedral in Rome, St. John Lateran Basilica, acknowledged Thursday that an Anglican bishop and 50 priests celebrated an Anglican service on the main altar and blamed the “unfortunate” incident on a miscommunication.
Texas-born princess facing imminent eviction from Rome villaApril 19, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — A Texas-born princess who lives in a Rome villa containing the only known ceiling painted by Caravaggio is facing a court-ordered eviction Thursday, in the latest chapter in an inheritance dispute with the heirs of one of Rome’s aristocratic families.
Antiquities, plucked from storeroom, on Roman Forum displayApril 19, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — Hundreds of remnants of ancient Roman life — including colored dice, rain gutter decorations depicting mythological figures, and burial offerings 3,000 years old — have long been hidden from public sight.
AP PHOTOS: Joyous Holy Week celebrations around the worldApril 9, 2023 GMT
From dressing as Roman soldiers in Antigua, Guatemala, to carrying palm fronds on the streets of Lagos, Nigeria, Christians around the world are celebrating Holy Week.
For millions of Christians, the week between Palm Sunday and Easter, known as Holy Week, is the most sacred time of the year.
Pope Francis skips Good Friday at Colosseum in chilly RomeApril 7, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — Pope Francis, hospitalized recently with bronchitis, skipped the traditional Good Friday nighttime procession at the Colosseum because of chilly weather in Rome, staying instead at his home at the Vatican while thousands of faithful turned out for the torchlit event.
Pope washes feet in Holy Thursday rite at Rome youth prisonApril 7, 2023 GMT
VATICAN CITY (AP) — In a Holy Thursday ritual symbolizing humility, Pope Francis washed and dried the feet of a dozen residents of a Rome juvenile prison, assuring them of their dignity and telling them “any of us” can fall into sin.
Lazio given suspended stadium ban for antisemitic chantsApril 4, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — Lazio was given a suspended partial stadium ban Tuesday after some of its fans directed antisemitic chants at Roma during the city derby last month.
Rebounding Pope Francis marks Palm Sunday in Vatican squareApril 2, 2023 GMT
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Bundled in a long, white coat and battling a hoarse voice, Pope Francis presided over Mass in St. Peter's Square before tens of thousands of faithful on Palm Sunday, a day after he left a Rome hospital where he was treated for bronchitis.
Pope Francis leaves hospital; ‘Still alive,’ he quipsApril 1, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — A chipper-sounding Pope Francis was discharged Saturday from the Rome hospital where he was treated for bronchitis, quipping to journalists before being driven away that he's “still alive.”
Lourdes shrine reviewing mosaics after Jesuit abuse claimsMarch 31, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — Officials at the Catholic shrine in Lourdes announced the creation of a study group Friday to decide what to do with one of the French sanctuary’s most famous but now controversial attractions: mosaics by a Jesuit artist who has been sanctioned by the Vatican and his religious order for sexually, spiritually and psychologically abusing women.
Vatican: Pope OK to leave hospital, has pizza, baptizes babyMarch 31, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — Pope Francis has been cleared by doctors for discharge on Saturday from the Rome hospital where he was treated for bronchitis, the Vatican said, adding that the pontiff had pizza one evening with medical staff and baptized a baby in the pediatrics ward.
Pope showing ‘marked improvement,’ could leave hospital soonMarch 30, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — Pope Francis showed a “marked improvement” Thursday after being given intravenous antibiotics for a bronchitis infection and could be released from the hospital in the coming days, the Vatican and his doctors reported.
Georgia deputies shoot, wound motorcyclist after chaseMarch 27, 2023 GMT
CALHOUN, Ga. (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies shot and wounded a motorcyclist following a high-speed chase in northern Georgia, authorities said.
The shooting happened early Sunday in Gordon County, where a motorcyclist sped away when Gordon County deputies tried to pull him over for not having a license plate, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said.
Italy partisans criticize Meloni over Nazi massacre commentMarch 24, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Giorgia Meloni marked the anniversary Friday of one of the worst World War II-era massacres in German-occupied Italy, but the main association of partisans who fought to free Italy from fascism quickly criticized her comments.
Lazio fan wearing ‘Hitlerson’ shirt among 3 banned for lifeMarch 22, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — A fan wearing a shirt with a reference to Adolf Hitler was banned for life from attending Lazio matches by the Roman club on Wednesday.
Authorities reviewed security camera footage from inside the Stadio Olimpico after pictures of the fan wearing a Lazio shirt with the name “Hitlerson” and the No.
In Rome, church and state agree to Pantheon entrance feeMarch 16, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — Tourists in Rome checking out the Pantheon, Italy's most-visited cultural site, will soon be charged a 5-euro ($5.28) entrance fee under an agreement signed Thursday by Italian culture and church officials.
Italian court deliberates appeal of 2 US men in cop killingMarch 15, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — Italy’s highest court started deliberations Wednesday in what should be the final appeal of two U.S. citizens convicted in the stabbing death of a police officer during a plainclothes operation in Rome in the summer of 2019.
Mourinho to miss derby against Lazio after appeal rejectedMarch 10, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — Roma coach José Mourinho's appeal against a two-match suspension was rejected on Friday, meaning he will be forced to watch the Serie A derby against Lazio from the stands.
Mourinho was banned after being sent off in Roma’s surprise loss to Cremonese at the end of last month.
3 wounded in Tel Aviv shooting, hours after West Bank raidMarch 9, 2023 GMT
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — A Palestinian gunman opened fire on a crowded street in central Tel Aviv late Thursday, wounding three people before he was shot and killed, Israeli officials said. The shooting came hours after an Israeli military raid killed three Palestinian militants in the occupied West Bank.
Israel’s Netanyahu flies to Rome as Meloni condemns swastikaMarch 9, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — Far-right Italian Premier Giorgia Meloni condemned antisemitic graffiti directed at her main rival on Thursday, ahead of a visit to Italy by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his first since Meloni's victory last year.
2 Italian air force planes collide mid-air, killing pilotsMarch 7, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — Two Italian air force pilots were killed Tuesday during an exercise when the light aircraft they were flying collided mid-air and crashed to the ground, Italy's air force said in a statement.
Italy’s injured Capuozzo will miss rest of Six NationsMarch 6, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — Italy suffered a blow when it was confirmed fullback Ange Capuozzo will miss the rest of the Six Nations due to a left shoulder blade injury.
Capuozzo was injured two weekends ago in the loss to Ireland in Rome but was summoned by Italy to camp.
Daniel Harding pilots to new post as music director in RomeMarch 6, 2023 GMT
MILAN (AP) — When conductor Daniel Harding lands in Rome to take over the role of music director at one of the world's oldest music institutions, there is a chance he could be piloting the plane.
The 47-year-old British conductor has a second career as an Air France pilot, earning his private and commercial pilot licenses after age 40 to satisfy a lifelong “curiosity and passion.”
Injured Ringrose withdraws from Ireland before Italy gameFebruary 24, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — Ireland was forced to make a late change when center Garry Ringrose withdrew due to a calf injury on Friday, the day before their Six Nations match against Italy.
The game at Stadio Olimpico was going to mark Ringrose's 50th cap for Ireland.
Italy in Ireland’s crosshairs on path to Six Nations titleFebruary 23, 2023 GMT
The Ireland-France match lived up to the hype. Rugby's No. 1 vs. No. 2 showdown was a Six Nations classic.
While the clash in Dublin two weeks ago was billed as a title decider, the title wasn't decided then.
Pope at Lent’s start: end ‘dictatorship’ of the superficialFebruary 22, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — Pope Francis ushered in the annual Christian Lenten period of sacrifice and reflection by encouraging people on Ash Wednesday to cast off what he called the “dictatorship” of heavy agendas and superficial needs.
Jesuit barred from artistic activity after new abuse claimsFebruary 21, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — Pope Francis' Jesuit religious order has decided to prohibit a prominent Jesuit artist whose mosaics decorate churches around the globe from pursuing his artistic activity after 15 more people came forward with fresh accusations against him of spiritual, sexual and psychological abuse.
MATCHDAY: Arsenal hosts Brentford; PSG at MonacoFebruary 10, 2023 GMT
A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Saturday:
Arsenal is hardly in panic mode after a surprise 1-0 loss to Everton but the Premier League leader will want to get back on track when Brentford visits Emirates Stadium.
Cremonese pulls off another Italian Cup shock to beat RomaFebruary 1, 2023 GMT
MILAN (AP) — Hapless in Serie A, Cremonese pulled off another shock in the Italian Cup on Wednesday by beating Roma 2-1 to reach the semifinals for only the second time in its history — and the first in 36 years.
Convicted hunger-striking anarchist in Italy wins transferJanuary 30, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — After some 15 weeks on a hunger strike to protest particularly harsh prison conditions, an Italian man convicted in attacks claimed by anarchists was being transferred on Monday to another prison in Italy for medical care.
Six Nations: Italy’s Garbisi recovers from knee injuryJanuary 28, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — Italy has been boosted by the return of Montpellier flyhalf Paolo Garbisi for the start of the Six Nations.
Garbisi was absent from the enlarged training squad last week as he recovered from a knee injury and was expected to miss at least the opening two rounds.
Pope discusses his health, his critics and future of papacyJanuary 25, 2023 GMT
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis says he hasn’t considered issuing norms to regulate future papal resignations and plans to continue for as long as he can as bishop of Rome, despite a wave of criticism from some top-ranking conservative cardinals and bishops about his papal priorities.
Ancient fresco among 60 treasures returned to Italy from USJanuary 23, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — A fresco depicting Hercules and originally from Herculaneum, a city destroyed along with Pompeii by the 79 A.D. eruption of Mount Vesuvius, was back in Italy Monday, along with 59 other ancient pieces illegally trafficked to the United States.
Di Maria’s performance helps Juve to 3-3 draw with AtalantaJanuary 22, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — A penalty kick converted. A backheel flick to set up another goal. And an expert touch to start off a successful free kick scheme.
Argentina’s World Cup final standout Ángel Di Maria showed off his talents for Juventus in Serie A on Sunday.