ROME (Reuters) - A man climbed onto a ledge on the dome of St Peter's Basilica on Monday and unfurled a banner protesting against a "political horror show", an apparent reference to Italy's embattled coalition struggling with recession and high unemployment. Full story
(Reuters) - Roman Catholic Cardinals begin a conclave on Tuesday to elect the Church's 266th pontiff and a successor to Pope Benedict, who abdicated unexpectedly last month. Full story
Presiding over Ash Wednesday services inside a packed St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, Pope Benedict was wheeled along the central aisle as a choir sang, preceded by dozens of cardinals, who will decide his successor. ITN Europe Editor, James Mates reports from the Vatican.
Pope Francis kisses a child as he arrives in his popemobile to the Aparecida basilica in Aparecida, Brazil, Wednesday, July 24, 2013. Tens of thousands of faithful flocked to the tiny town of Aparecida, tucked into an agricultural region halfway between Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, where he is to c
The Saint Peter's Basilica is reflected on a Harley-Davidson bike tank before a mass led by Pope Francis in Rome in this file photo from June 16, 2013. Harley-Davidson Inc posted higher quarterly profit on Thursday, lifted in part by a modest rebound in demand for its motorcycles in the United State
The Saint Peter's Basilica is reflected on a Harley-Davidson bike tank before a mass led by Pope Francis in Rome June 16, 2013. REUTERS/Max Rossi
Clowns carry an image of the Virgin of Guadalupe as they take part in an annual pilgrimage outside the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City July 24, 2013. Hundreds of colourfully dressed clowns took part in the annual event to thank the Virgin of Guadalupe for helping them find work through the year