• Silvio Berlusconi: Let’s legalize gay civil unions

    • Oct 23, 2014

    Silvio Berlusconi is pushing for the legalization of civil unions between gays in Italy, but not same-sex marriage. In Rome, where politicians are sensitive to Vatican policy, the leader of Italy’s largest center-right party told reporters Thursday that allowing civil unions by gays would be the “right compromise” between freedom

  • Italy’s ‘singing nun’ covers ‘Like a Virgin’

    • Oct 21, 2014

    Sister Cristina Scuccia is back. The 26-year-old winner of Italy’s version of The Voice, who shocked judges with her rendition of Alicia Keys’ “No One,” has released a music video singing Madonna’s “Like a Virgin” around Venice. A member of the Ursuline community, Sister Cristina performed in a habit, wearing

  • Paul VI was pope of firsts, a pope of dialogue, cardinal says

    • Oct 19, 2014

    VATICAN CITY – Retired Italian Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re, who comes from the same diocese as Pope Paul VI did and worked for him in the Vatican Secretariat of State, described the late pope as a man rich in spirituality, a thinker and a pastor “very sensitive to the challenges