| Sep 21, 2013
| 12:53 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — In recent years, many American bishops have drawn a harder line with parishioners on what could be considered truly Roman Catholic, adopting a more aggressive style of correction and telling abortion rights supporters to stay away...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 4:49 PM
Erich Priebke, a former Nazi SS captain who evaded arrest for nearly 50 years after taking part in one of the worst atrocities by German occupiers in Italy during World War II, died Friday in Rome. He was 100.
Priebke was finally extradited to Italy...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 6:45 PM
ROME — In an extraordinary, wide-ranging interview, Pope Francis expressed frustration that the Catholic Church is “obsessed” with issues such as abortion, homosexuality and contraception, and called instead for a focus on healing and...
| Oct 27, 2013
Today it's easy to assume that social media platforms are a recent development, a phenomenon unique to the Internet age. But the exchange of media along social networks of friends and acquaintances is in fact much older than Facebook, Twitter or MySpace....
| Oct 24, 2013
| 12:19 AM
JERUSALEM -- U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met in Rome for seven hours Wednesday evening, double-billed as discussions on Iran and Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.
Headed into the meeting, both...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 6:30 AM
U.S. director, scribe, and producer James Gray will preside the main jury of the 8th Rome Film Festival, while director Larry Clark will head the fest's more cutting-edge CinemaXXI section.
Rome topper Marco Mueller in a statement praised Gray, whose...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 1:06 PM
Micah Wexler, last seen tackling Middle Eastern food at Mezze, is opening a new-style old-fashioned Jewish deli at the Grand Central Market.
Called simply Wexler's Deli, it's to feature the full run of smoked fish and cured meats -- salmon and sturgeon,...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The letter was two sentences long, addressed to "Dear Mr. Rossellini" and signed "Ingrid Bergman." Like many moviegoers in the late 1940s, the actress was deeply affected by "Rome, Open City" and "Paisan," Roberto Rossellini's landmarks of neorealist...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 2:19 PM
ROME — Italy is debating what to do with the body of Erich Priebke, the unrepentant Nazi war criminal who died in Rome last week at the age of 100.
Denied a church funeral in Rome by the Vatican, the former SS captain, who received a life sentence...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 10:32 AM
Riccardo Muti has received yet another award to put alongside the many he has amassed in the course of his distinguished career, this time from the Italian capital.
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra music director has been honored by the Chamber of...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Rome Film Festival topper Marco Mueller has unveiled a rich lineup mixing crowdpleasers with more esoteric fare and comprising recent standouts and world preems that include new works by Jonathan Demme, Isabel Coixet, and U.S. multi-hyphenate Mark...