• Squatters’ urban garden settles in on Vatican-owned property

    Squatters’ urban garden settles in on Vatican-owned property

    • Mar 13, 2017

    Squatters have taken control of Vatican owned property and begun creating a garden and housing options in Rome. Omero Lauri, a longtime activist in the capital’s squatting scene, is behind the initiative and following his meeting with Pope Francis he has started creating an oasis for the poor with the Vatican turning a blind eye.

  • Protestant leader may step aside for new Belfast unity deal

    Protestant leader may step aside for new Belfast unity deal

    • Mar 12, 2017

    Sinn Fein’s surprise January withdrawal from power-sharing ended its nearly decade-old partnership with the Democratic Unionists, forced Democratic Unionist leader Arlene Foster out as first minister and precipitated March 2 elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly.

  • Pope prays for all mistreated youths after Guatemala blaze

    Pope prays for all mistreated youths after Guatemala blaze

    • Mar 12, 2017

    Pope Francis often uses his regularly scheduled appearances, as in his Sunday addresses to the crowds in St. Peter’s Square, as opportunities for highlighting terrible things going on around the world. Today was no different when he offered prayers for victims of a fire in Guatemala who were also young victims of violence and exploitation.