Christmas appeal for Rome’s refugees

Rome's Joel Nafuma Refugee Center holds Christmas appeal until 18 December. The Joel Nafuma Refugee Center (JNRC) at the American Episcopal Church of Rome, St Paul’s Within the Walls, is holding its...

Rome installation highlights violence against women

Installation in central Rome represents female victims of violence. 100 white silhouettes have been installed in Rome's Piazza S. Marco, just off Piazza Venezia in the city centre, to mark the Intern...

Rome marks International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Non Una di Meno demonstration in central Rome on 25 November. Numerous initiatives are being held in Rome and around the world to mark the United Nations-backed International Day for the Elimination...

Rome women's shelter risks eviction

Casa Internazionale delle Donne has 30 days to pay €833K debt. Rome's Casa Internazionale delle Donne has been given 30 days to pay the city a back-rent of €833,000 to the administration of mayor Vir...

World Food Day in Rome on 16 October

 Pope Francis and G7 agriculture ministers convene at FAO. Pope Francis joins several G7 agriculture ministers and the European commissioner for agriculture and rural development Phil Hogan to mark W...

Clashes between police and evicted migrants in central Rome

Police use water cannon against evicted migrants near Rome's Termini station. A major clean-up is underway in Rome's Piazza dell'Indipendenza on 24 August after six hours of clashes between riot poli...

Pope’s Laundry opens for the homeless

Free laundry facilities for Rome's homeless at Genti di Pace complex. A laundry providing free services to Rome's homeless and poor people was opened on 10 April at the Genti di Pace complex operat...

Anti-Trump protests outside US embassy in Rome

Sit-in and vigil on Via Veneto in protest over Trump travel ban. Two separate protests against President Donald Trump's order restricting entry into the US took place outside the US embassy on Rome...

McDonalds at St Peter's to feed homeless

Fast food giant teams up with Vatican to provide homeless with free meals. The McDonald's fast-food outlet near St Peter's Square is to distribute more than 1,000 free meals to local homeless peopl...

Christmas appeal for Rome’s refugees

Joel Nafuma Refugees Center 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 Christmas Gift Bag Ap...

Rome fundraiser for Syrian refugees

Rome charities R(home) for Refugees and Levantiamo serve Syrian dinner. Rome-based charity R(home) for Refugees (RfR) is hosting a benefit night for refugees in Rome and Syria on Saturday 3 Decembe...

Pope visits earthquake-hit Amatrice

Pope Francis makes surprise visit to north Lazio town ravaged by earthquake. Pope Francis made a surprise visit to the north Lazio town of Amatrice devastated by the 6.2-magnitude earthquake on 24...

World Refugee Day in Rome on 20 June

Annual international event comes as refugee crisis escalates in Italy. On 15 June, five days before World Refugee Day, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) announced that more than 3,...

Wall of Kindness in Rome

Rome’s first Wall of Kindness designed to help the less fortunate. Students from Rome's Marymount International School are creating a “Wall of Kindness”, where visitors can donate clothes to the le...

Help for Rome’s homeless

British volunteer provides meals for Italy’s refugees.   In early September, the strength of a tragic and powerful photo of a solitary, drowned child face-down on a Turkish beach shocked pe...

Unaccompanied children in Italy total over 10,000

Better protection for foreign minors necessary. According to latest figures presented by Italy's ministry of the interior 14,109 foreign minors have landed in Italy so far this year. Of these 10,32...

Rakin's story

How an Afghan refugee found kindness at Rome's Joel Nafuma Refugee Center. My name is Rakin and I am a refugee. It is difficult for me to share my story, but I feel it’s important because I want ot...

The dark secrets of Italian kitchens

Most restaurant customers are unaware of the human cost of their meals. By Mike Dilien. Rome. An evening breeze gently caresses your face after a suffocating day among the monuments. The street...

Italy appeals for more help with immigration emergency

Italy's ministry of the interior has appealed to all prefects throughout Italy to find approximately 6,500 additional places to house the latest influx of immigrants into Italy over the Easter period....

Vatican offers free haircuts to the homeless

Volunteer barbers will offer service on Mondays Homeless people in Rome will be able to avail of a free shave and a haircut thanks to an initiative offered by the Vatican each Monday from 16 Februa...

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