Swimmer Vergani tests positive for cannabis

TopNews. Italian swimmer Andrea Vergani tested positive for cannabis in a National Anti-Doping Organisation (NADO) test during the recent Italian championships, sources said Friday.


Soccer: Arsenal fete Napoli win, say 'GUNNORRAH'

TopNews. Arsenal on Friday feted their Europa League quarterfinal win over Napoli under the slogan 'GUNNORRAH', a combination of the Gunners and Gomorrah, the Camorra mafia hit book, film and TV series.


Soccer: Champions regret but great season - Allegri

TopNews. Juventus are feeling "regret" at exiting the Champions League after a quarterfinal defeat to Ajax but have still had a "great season" with their eighth straight scudetto, coach Massimiliano Allegri said Friday.


Soccer: Serie B to use VAR from playoffs

TopNews. Serie B announced Wednesday that the second-tier of Italian soccer will use VARs (Video assistant referees) as off this season's promotion playoffs and relegation playouts ahead of the system's introduction on an experimental basis next term.

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Mediations prepared by missionary nun Eugenia Bonetti

Pope Francis highlighting migrants' plight during Way of the Cross

Pope Francis will highlight the plight of the victims of human trafficking during the traditional Good Friday Way of the Cross ceremony at the Colosseum.

At weekly general audience

Pope Francis lets 5 kids onto popemobile

Pope Francis on Wednesday let five children onto his popemobile as he arrived in St Peter's Square for his weekly general audience. Some 12,000 faithful attended the audience in a sunny but cool day.

New initiative in Fridays of Mercy series

Pope in surprise visit to Alzheimer patients in Rome

Pope Francis paid a surprise visit to Alzheimer patients in Rome on Friday. The pontiff made an unscheduled trip to the Alzheimer's centre in one of his impromptu Fridays of Mercy initiatives.

First step in wider aid plan says Vatican

Pope Francis sends 100,000 euros to Iran flood victims

Pope Francis on Friday sent some 100,000 euros to the victims of floods in Iran to meet their immediate needs. The Vatican said it was just the first step in a wider aid plan.

Must be responsible towards people

Peace is possible Pope tells South Sudan leaders

Peace is possible, Pope Francis told South Sudan leaders in the Vatican on Thursday. Speaking after their spiritual retreat, Francis said "dear brothers and sisters, peace is possible.

Universiade 2019

222 awards ceremonies, 550 hours of HD TV production


Universiade: contract for sustainability

Volunteer training and company collaboration


Italian president may open Universiade says governor

Games will 'be great event and leave a mark' says De Luca