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 As we wait for life to return to normal, it’s still possible to live a slice of authentic Italy at home

“I’m thinking of everyone in hotspots right now, young and old, but Crema – my heart is with you, I can’t believe this is happening,” wrote actor Timo(...)

As a lecturer, James Mackey’s style was informal, laced with a dry sense of humour.

Born: February 9th, 1934 Died: January 25th, 2020 The death has taken place of James Mackey, eminent professor of theology and author of several sch(...)

All Catholics suffering from or caring for those with coronavirus are to be granted a plenary indulgence by the Vatican. Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli / AFP via Getty Images

All Catholics suffering from or caring for those with coronavirus are to be granted a plenary indulgence by the Vatican. It has issued a decree granti(...)

French police officers carry out checks at the border between Italy and France in Menton, southern France, on Sunday. Photograph: Sebastien Nogier/EPA

More than 100 million people in Europe are living under lockdown to try to curb the coronavirus pandemic, as Italy’s death toll rose by 368 in just 24(...)

 Mary McAleese, former President of Ireland. File Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Former president Mary McAleese has written to Pope Francis saying she will leave the Catholic Church “if it transpires that the Holy See failed to act(...)

A tourist wear a protective mask as she walks in front of the Trevi Fountain downtown Rome,  Italy. Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty

Italy’s health authorities said on Tuesday they may set up a new quarantine red zone to try to contain the coronavirus outbreak in Europe’s worst-hit (...)

Pope Francis coughs during the Angelus noon prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter’s Square, at the Vatican on Sunday. Photograph: Andrew Medichini/PA

Pope Francis announced on Sunday that a cold he is suffering from has forced him to skip a Lenten spiritual retreat with senior Vatican officials nea(...)

Pope Francis wipes his nose during the Ash Wednesday mass  on February 26th  at the Santa Sabina church in Rome.  Photograph: Albreto Pizzoli/AFP via Getty Images

Pope Francis has cancelled official engagements for the third day in a row as he battles an apparent cold. The 83-year-old, who lost part of a lung t(...)

Pope Francis’s removal of the pontifical secret from canon law trials involving clerical sexual offences “has opened the way to a new era of transparency”. Photograph: Alessandra Tarantino/AP

On the December 17th last the Vatican announced that the “pontifical secret” would no longer be applied to canon law trials involving clerical sexual (...)

 Archbishop Paul Gallagher (L), Holy See Secretary for Relations with States, shaking hands with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on the sidelines of the Munich 2020 security conference in Munich. - Photograph: Handout by Vatican media/AFP/Getty Images

The foreign ministers of the Vatican and China met on Friday, the Vatican said, in what is believed to be the highest-level official encounter betwee(...)

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