Pope John Paul II, Pope John XXIII to be declared saints
Pope Francis said the two deceased popes would be canonized next year.
Human remains found near Costa Concordia wreck (VIDEO)
The bodies of two missing crash victims may have been found near the Costa Concordia wreck, which was recently raised upright from the sea.
Barilla pasta says no to gays in ads, sparks boycott
Chairman Guido Barilla says his family's Barilla pasta company won't use gay families in ads 'because we like traditional family," adding if gays don't like it, 'they can always eat another brand of pasta.'
Former Pope Benedict XVI denies role in child sex abuse cover-up
It is the first public comments Benedict XVI has made on the issue since resigned in February.
Costa Concordia captain blames helmsman for crash
Costa Concordia captain Francesco Schettino at his trial on Monday blamed the ship's Indonesian helmsman for last year's crash, saying he failed to follow orders.
Pope Francis slams global economic system for worshipping 'god of money'
Speaking in Cagliari, Sardina, Francis told the crowds 'we don’t want this globalized economic system which does us so much harm.'
Pope Francis: Catholic church can't 'interfere' in lives of homosexuals
Francis said in an interview released Thursday he wants to focus on social issues instead of gay marriage, abortion, and contraception.
Raising the Costa Concordia
Engineers on Monday raised the half-submerged Costa Concordia from where it has lain since coming aground off the Italian island of Giglio in January.
Costa Concordia raised upright (VIDEO)
Working through the night, engineers on Tuesday managed to lift the wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise ship back upright.
Costa Concordia salvage operation begins
Engineers will attempt to pull the wrecked Costa Concordia into an upright position, over a year and a half since the cruise ship went down.
Pope Francis drives himself around the Vatican in a used Renault 4
An Italian priest said he was surprised when Pope Francis accepted his gift of a used Renault 4 to drive himself around the Vatican.
World faithful fast and pray for peace in Syria
Pope Francis said he will attend the four-hour prayer session in St Peter's Square.
Vatican envoy sacked over child sex probe in Dominican Republic
Monsignor Josef Wesolowski accused of having sex with young boys in Dominican Republic.
What's in a selfie?
Pope Francis is hip. He's with it.
Family: Amanda Knox won't return to Italy for new murder trial
Italy's Supreme Court ordered another trial for US student Amanda Knox in the killing of Meredith Kercher.
'Hello, it's the Pope calling:' Yes, Pope Francis is phoning the masses
Francis has been making personal calls to those who have written him or suffered a personal tragedy.
German tourist killed in gondola accident in Venice
The man was crushed to death during a gondola ride on the Grand Canal.
'Mona Lisa' tomb opened in Florence
Italian scientists opened the tomb of of Lisa Gherardini's family hoping to use DNA to identify the model for Leonardo da Vinci's 'Mona Lisa.'
6 migrants from Africa drown off coast Sicily; 100 rescued
More than 100 migrants, reportedly from Syria, were rescued following the shipwreck that left six other migrants dead off the coast of Sicily.
Dog lovers, don't worry
Your day is coming.
14th century Italian statue's finger knocked off by American tourist
An American tourist visiting Florence's Museo dell'Opera del Duomo sparks outrage overseas after he accidentally knocks a finger off a 14th century statue while trying to measure it.
US consulate in Milan evacuated over bomb scare: Reports
The United States consulate in Italy's Milan was evacuated in response to a reported threat.
Berlusconi tells supporters outside home in Rome he's innocent
Defiant once again, Silvio Berlusconi attacked Italy's judicial system and proclaimed his innocence Sunday before hundreds of supporters rallying outside his Rome residence.
Not quite ciao, ciao Silvio
Italy faces uncertainty as Berlusconi vows to fight on despite his fraud conviction.
Berlusconi claims 'harassment' after Italian court upholds prison sentence
Silvio Berlusconi says he is the victim of a gross injustice after the Supreme Court rejected the former prime minister's appeal against his prison sentence for tax fraud.
Vatican bank opens website in transparency drive
The Vatican bank opened its web site www.ior.va on Wednesday as it steps up efforts to improve its tarnished image after a succession of scandals and repeated criticisms of its lack of transparency.
Mass funeral held for Italy bus crash victims
Thousands of mourners gathered in the Italian village of Pozzuoli on Tuesday where a mass funeral was held for the 38 victims of Sunday's bus crash.
Italy bus crash, in photos
A pilgrimage ended in tragedy for the passengers on board a bus that crashed near Naples on Sunday evening.
Italy: At least 38 killed in Avellino bus accident (PHOTOS)
The bus plunged off a bridge while on its way back from a visit to a Catholic shrine.
Italy: bananas thrown at the country’s first black cabinet minister
It’s just the latest in a string of racist taunts and threats the Congolese-born Italian citizen has had to endure since her appointment in April.
Ippo the zonkey doing well after birth in Italy (VIDEO)
Meet Ippo the zonkey — part zebra, part donkey, part love.