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World Expo Milan 2015

World Expo Milan 2015

MILAN EXPO 2015 SEALS BROADCASTING DEAL WITH RAI By Sandra Cordon Italian State broadcaster RAI has reached a five-million-euro deal with Milan Expo 2015 to broadcast the event in Italy and abroad, the parties announced in a Rome presentation on Wednesday. Coverage of the food-themed world fair will be incorporated into existing programming and special transmissions, explained Expo Chief Executive Giuseppe Sala and RAI Managing Director Luigi Gubitosi. A new entity, RAI Expo, is being created to manage broadcast coverage of the fair. Italian...

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Women and the Church

Women and the Church

POPE FRANCIS EMPHASISES WOMEN’S ROLE IN CHURCH Pope Francis stressed the role women play in the Catholic Church in his general audience on Wednesday. Francis, who presided over his first Easter Sunday Mass as pontiff last weekend after being elected Benedict XVI’s successor on March 13, said it was significant that Mary Magdelene discovered Jesus’s empty tomb. According to the bible, Jesus also made His first appearance after His resurrection before Mary Magdelene, who the gospels according to Mark and Luke say was...

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DUCCI Peace Awards

DUCCI Peace Awards

DUCCI FOUNDATION 2013 PEACE AWARDS LAUD DIALOGUE The Ducci Foundation, which promotes artistic, cultural and scientific initiatives, held its 2013 Peace Prize awards ceremony in Rome this week, recognizing peace efforts made by leading luminaries, including those of the recently deceased Jesuit Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini. The prizes were awarded in an elaborate ceremony held at the headquarters of the Rome local government. The event was attended by intellectuals, diplomats and politicians, including former Italian Foreign Minister Gianni de...

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First Angelus by Pope Francis

First Angelus by Pope Francis

Pope Francis on Sunday gave his first Angelus address in St Peter’s Square before over 150,000 people who turned out to greet the former archbishop of Buenos Aires, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who was elevated to the papacy on Wednesday. “Buon giorno (good afternoon),” he told the crowd as he appeared from a window of the papal apartment, evoking cheers and laughs for a humble greeting that recalled his “buona sera (good evening)” upon emerging from the conclave and introducing himself to the people of Rome. Earlier in...

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Catholic Conclave Set for March 12

Catholic Conclave Set for March 12

The conclave to elect the next pope will start Tuesday, March 12, the Vatican announced Friday. ‘The eighth General Congregation of the College of Cardinals has decided that the Conclave for the election of the Pope will begin on Tuesday, 12 March 2013,’ said a statement. The conclave to elect the 266th pontiff follows the shocking resignation of Benedict XVI, who on February 28 became the first pope to abdicate in 600 years. Next week on Tuesday morning, cardinals will celebrate a pre-conclave mass known as the pro eligendo Summo...

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Italy’s World Women Day

Italy’s World Women Day

Italian flagship carrier Alitalia celebrated International Women’s Day with all-female-operated flights from Rome to Milan and back. The first of two Airbus A-320 flights piloted and attended exclusively by women, flight AZ 2028, took off Friday from Rome’s Fiumicino airport at 9:00 am local time. Again at 11:00 am, AZ 2045 from Milan Linate returned to Rome. Both routes were in the hands of commander Barbara Plantulli Lambert, co-pilot Valentina Leone and flight attendants Giovanna Ruiu, Francesca Anzil and Matilde Marcelli....

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UN appoints Romano Prodi for diplomatic envoy to Africa.

United Nations appoints Italy’s Romano Prodi to lead the diplomatic effort in the North African Sahel Region.

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Italia National Team Soccer

ITALIA WON the World Cup Qualifier against Armenia (3:1) Forza Italia…Forza Azzurri

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Festa Italiana in San Diego Little Italy

Festa Italiana in San Diego Little Italy

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