Rome’s Peter Pan charity threatened with eviction

The Rome-based Peter Pan Onlus association, which provides support for families with children suffering from cancer, issued a statement on 6 February saying that it faces eviction from its centre in T...

Roma camp dismantled in Rome

The city of Rome has dismantled a large settlement occupied by about 400 members of the Roma community in Tor de' Cenci, between Via Cristoforo Colombo and Via Pontina in the southern outskirts of the...

Colosseum illuminated for Syria

Rome Mayor Gianni Alemanno will switch on a red illumination of the Colosseum at 21.00 on Friday 14 September in a signal of solidarity for the tragedy being played out in Syria. It is Rome&rsquo...

Rome raises funds for earthquake victims

The city of Rome has opened a bank account to collect donations for victims of the recent earthquake in the Emilia Romagna region of northern Italy. The earthquake, measuring 5.8 on the Richter sc...

Rice Bowl Appeal in Rome

Every year during the six weeks of Lent, Churches Together, an ecumenical body comprising 11 mainly English-speaking churches in Rome, raises money for the annual Rice Bowl Appeal. Some upcoming f...

Bread for the needy

Rome bakers have begun donating unsold bread and bakery products at the end of each day

Remembrance Day Ceremony 2011

For those wishing to pay their respects to the war dead, this year

The Knights of Malta in the 21st century

The American University of Rome will host a lecture on 7 September by the Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Knights of Malta, Fra Matthew Festing. As part of its International Relations series th...

Rome’s benefit concerts for Japan

Two concerts are being staged in Rome on 4 and 6 April to raise funds for the Japanese Red Cross to help Japan after the devastating earthquake and tsunami of 11 March. In the aftermath of the dis...

Rome offers support to Japan

A fund to assist the victims of the earthquakes and tsunami that struck Japan on 11 March has been launched by the city of Rome. Titled "Corraggio Giappone" (Have courage, Japan) the money raised is d...

Fire kills four children in Roma camp in Rome

Four Roma children lost their lives when their shack in a makeshift campsite at Tor Fiscale off Via Appia Nuova burst into flames. Thought to be the result of a faulty wood-burning stove, the fire bro...

Rome run to support Congolese women in

On 7 November you can run, walk and cycle in support of women in the Democratic Republic of Congo who are victims of gang rape, mutilation and war. There are starting points around Rome, in Villa...

Rome run to support Congolese women

On 7 November you can run, walk and cycle in support of women in the Democratic Republic of Congo who are victims of gang rape, mutilation and war. There are starting points around Rome, in Villa...

Roma camps to be closed in Rome

Police are in the process of closing down and evacuating illegal camps which are occupied by the city's Roma community. The authorities say they are beginning this task by concentrating on the cam...

Gay Pride in Rome

On 3 July members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transsexual (GLBT) community are to gather in Rome for the annual local Gay Pride parade under the slogan

Walk the World in Rome

From 3-6 June the World Food Programme (WFP), the food-aid agency of the United Nations, is organising a series of events in Rome as part of its annual global anti-hunger initiative Walk the World....

New School Rome students present WFP with donation for Haiti quake victims

Students from one of Rome's leading international schools presented the Rome based World Food Programme with a cheque for

Pope to visit Caritas hostel

On 14 February Pope Benedict XVI will make a pastoral visit to the hostel for the destitute run by the Rome diocese branch of Caritas on Via Marsala near Termini station. The Pope is expected to arriv...

Metro stations to remain open against the cold

Metro stations are to remain open 24 hours a day from the evening of 27 to the morning of 30 January to provide shelter for homeless people against the cold. Stations normally close from around midnig...
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