Pope Francis asks forgiveness for Catholic Church’s mistreatment of Roma people

Pope Francis on Sunday asked forgiveness in the name of the Catholic Church for the mistreatment of the Roma people, a move likely to increase tensions with Italy’s anti-immigrant Interior Minister Matteo Salvini. Francis made the comment during a meeting with Roma people at the last event of his three day trip to Romania, saying… Read More Pope Francis asks forgiveness for Catholic Church’s mistreatment of Roma people

International donors pledge $1.2billion to rebuild cyclone-affected areas in Mozambique

International donors pledged to contribute $1.2 billion to help rebuild areas and infrastructure destroyed by cyclones Kenneth and Idai in Mozambique, according to the United Nations, less than half the amount the government says is needed. The announcement was made by the country’s President Filipe Nyusi at the end of a two-day International Conference of… Read More International donors pledge $1.2billion to rebuild cyclone-affected areas in Mozambique

Four injured as cruise ship collides with tour boat in Venice

A cruise ship collided with a dock and a tourist boat in Venice on Sunday, injuring four people, the local port authority said. MSC Cruises said the 2,679-passenger Opera, a 54-meter high and 275-meter long liner which dwarfed the Venice skyline, was approaching a terminal on the Giudecca canal when it hit the dock and… Read More Four injured as cruise ship collides with tour boat in Venice