| May 20, 2014
| 8:30 AM
PR Works Intl. has tapped Melody Monfreda director if international film publicity.
Monfreda will be based in both London and Rome and further expand the global presence of the international entertainment and corporate publicity agency. She'll be...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 2:50 PM
In its prime, the Roman Empire spanned most of the known western world. Its perimeter encompassed countless races and ethnicities. Rome’s strength and solidity derived partly from her ability to assimilate these polyglot peoples, while impressing...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 3:00 PM
A 10-year-old student from Noble Avenue Elementary School in North Hills visited the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels last week on a diplomatic mission.
Jersey Vargas, a fourth-grader, was about to leave for Rome and a possible visit with Pope...
| May 8, 2014
| 6:59 AM
In Connecticut, land of a thousand Italian restaurants, a new one needs a strong identity. Cotto is a contemporary Roman wine bar: urban, sophisticated, and a bit rebellious. The music is classic rock, not classic opera.
Cotto, which opened a little...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 3:14 PM
Using a cast of seven to present Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar," a play with dozens of characters, unquestionably requires a lot of the actors. At Orlando Shakespeare Theater, director Tina Packer also expects a lot of her audience. Actors change roles...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 12:43 PM
ROME (Reuters) - Pope Francis, in an annual ceremony held to remember the hundreds of innocent people murdered by the Italian mafia, made a solemn plea for mobsters to change or else "end up in hell".
The mafia continues to plague much of southern Italy:...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Russell Crowe broke his silence about his much-publicized trip to Vatican City last week, sharing details about why it was so important for him to visit Pope Francis.
Crowe, who had been tweeting the Pope about his upcoming Biblical adventure for weeks,...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 6:08 PM
ROME — After spending four days in Europe dealing with the crisis over Russia's annexation of Crimea, President Obama now turns to a diplomatic challenge of another sort: trying to smooth relations with Saudi Arabia without making the longtime U.S....
| Apr 1, 2014
| 9:59 AM
One thing seems certain: Usain Bolt will not race at a big Rome track meet in June.
The reason for him skipping the Diamond League circuit stop is less clear.
Organizers initially announced that the world's fastest man was suffering from an injury....
| Apr 27, 2014
| 4:12 AM
Reporting From Vatican City -- Pope Francis proclaimed sainthood Sunday for two former pontiffs, John Paul II and John XXIII, marking the first time in the church’s long history that two ex-popes have been canonized at the same time.
| Apr 27, 2014
| 7:57 PM
A Sunday evening Mass at Holy Name Cathedral capped roughly 24 hours of celebration across the Chicago Archdiocese over the historic elevation of two popes to sainthood.
Unable to travel to Rome for the canonization of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII,...