Republic of Ireland news
PRESIDENT Michael D Higgins is to meet Pope Francis in Rome on Monday.
A MURDER probe has been launched after severed legs were found in a bin on an up-market street in Rome, while a head and torso were discovered in refuse elsewhere in the Italian capital.
He pulled the same stunt a decade ago.
ROME, the first Axis capital to fall to the Allies, was finally liberated
Northern Ireland news
A DEACON from Co Derry was among two Irish seminarians ordained in Rome.
ITALIAN police have arrested four people in a foreign fighter investigation, including a Moroccan-born man living in Italy who had received Islamic State orders to attack Rome, prosecutors said.
ITALY'S culture minister has criticised as "incomprehensible" the decision to cover up naked statues at a Rome museum where Iranian president Hassan Rouhani was visiting.
POPE Francis made his first visit to a synagogue as Holy Father on Sunday, greeting Rome's Jewish community in their house of worship in a show of inter-faith friendship.
AN IRISH nun has been rescued from a lift in Rome after being stuck for three days without food or water.
POPE Francis is asking forgiveness for recent scandals that have hit Rome and the Vatican.