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Over 650 Migrants Saved by Italian, Irish and German Ships

Source: Time

By Frances D’Demilio / AP

The multi-national patrol has saved thousands this week.

(ROME) — Italian coast guard and navy ships, aided by Irish and German vessels as well as humanitarian organizations, saved 668 migrants from smugglers’ boats in distress in the Mediterranean off Libya on Saturday, Italian and Irish officials said. 289 more words


Roaming With The Roman Guy—a Tour Review

As the time grew near for our first tour with The Roman Guy, I grew increasingly excited. I’ve found tours to be a great way to learn—as long as the guide is knowledgeable, experienced, and passionate. 2,026 more words


Rescued migrants say ship sank off Italy with hundreds aboard - NGO

 Reuters International

MAY 29, 2016 

Migrants sit in their boat during a rescue operation by Italian navy ship Grecale (unseen) off the coast of Sicily, Italy, in this handout picture courtesy of the Italian Marina Militare released on May 6 2016. 364 more words


First batch of asylum seekers from Italy arrive IN sWITZERLAND


MAY 13, 2016 – 15:32

The group is made up of asylum seekers who reached Italy via the Mediterranean


A group of 10 asylum seekers from Italy has arrived in Switzerland under the European Union’s refugee relocation programme. 194 more words


HelpX #6, Part II: Learning

I have been trying to learn Italian half-assed for years. A CD in my car, learning specific phrases for traveling, flash cards, et cetera. I have been meaning to really buckle down and practice but just never made the time for it, to be honest. 1,096 more words

Trusted papal aide says woman could be Vatican’s ‘Prime Minister’

Source: Crux

By Ines San Martin

Vatican correspondent

ROME— Probably the most trusted adviser to Pope Francis, and a man who holds the position traditionally considered the Vatican’s “Prime Minister,” said Tuesday that in his view there’s no reason a woman one day couldn’t have his job. 402 more words


Syrian refugees flown out by pope start new life in Rome

Families were preferred, as were those whose homes had been destroyed in Syria, and all had to have proper documents

Image Credit: Reuters

Syrian couple Rami, 51, and Suhila, 50, walk with their sons Abdul Majid (right), 15, and Rashid, 18, at the Sant’Egidio community in Rome. 589 more words