Rome opens first pharmacy for homeless

Street pharmacy opens in Trastevere area of Rome. A farmacia di strada, or street pharmacy, has opened at Vo.Re.Co., a charitable organisation which helps former prisoners and homeless people, on Via...

Cardinal restores power to hundreds of residents in occupied Rome building

Salvini blasts "illegal" actions of the Vatican's papal almoner. Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, the pope's apostolic almsgiver, took matters into his own hands by personally reconnecting the electricity...

Rome's refugees work their way to success

Tailors from west Africa and cooks from Syria build new lives in Rome through dignified employment in fashion and food. There was goodness in the air as visitors thronged the Christmas market at St P...

Rome's WFP and FAO mourn eight dead in Ethiopia air crash

19 United Nations personnel among 157 killed in Ethiopian Airlines crash. Flags are flying at half mast at the Rome World Food Program (WFP) and the Food and Argiculture Organization (FAO) as the Uni...

Rome marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Holocaust victims remembered in Rome 74 years after Auschwitz liberation. International Holocaust Remembrance Day on 27 January 2019 is being marked in Rome with dozens of memorial events until 1 Feb...

10th homeless man dies due to cold in Rome

Man is believed to be tenth homeless person to die from hypothermia in city this winter. A man who was found dead in Rome's Flaminio district on 23 January is believed to be the 10th homeless person...

Controversy over closure of Rome asylum seeker reception centre

Church leaders and politicians express concern for future of asylum seekers following surprise closure of major reception centre outside Rome.  The CARA reception centre for asylum seekers at Casteln...

Rome evictions creating health emergency

Charity says evictions leading to illness and creation of shantytowns in Rome. Rome's continuing policy of evicting people from illegally-occupied buildings, without offering them alternative accommo...

Rome charities call for action as homeless death toll mounts

Nine homeless people have died in Rome this winter due to the cold. Rome charities have criticised the city for not doing enough to help the homeless, following the death of nine homeless people from...

Rome city hall takes Trevi Fountain coins away from charity

Rome city authorities to claim tourists' coins from Caritas. Rome's city administration has pushed through its contentious plan to claim the coins tossed by tourists into the waters of the Trevi Foun...

Christmas gift appeal for Rome’s refugees

Rome's Joel Nafuma Refugee Center holds 2018 Christmas appeal. The Joel Nafuma Refugee Center (JNRC) at the American Episcopal Church of Rome, St Paul’s Within-the-Walls, is holding its annual Christ...

Rome marks 2018 International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

One woman murdered in Italy every 72 hours this year. Numerous initiatives are being held in Rome and across Italy this weekend to mark the United Nations-backed International Day for the Elimination...

Rome police clear Baobab migrant centre

Eviction of Rome's Baobab Experience to leave "hundreds" on the street. The volunteer-run Baobab Experience migrant centre at Piazzale Maslax near Rome's Tiburtina station was cleared by police at da...

Rome marks World Food Day 2018

King of Lesotho and Queen Letizia of Spain at FAO in Rome.The global World Food Day is being marked at Rome's United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on 16 October.FAO Goodwill Ambassa...

Rome city council votes to close women's shelter

Rome mayor Virginia Raggi heckled at Race for the Cure launch.Rome's Casa Internazionale delle Donne is facing eviction after the city administration of the anti-establishment Movimento 5 Stelle voted...
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