Italy’s Parliament Approves Crackdown on Teenage Migrants

[ad_1] ROME (Reuters) – Italian lawmakers on Thursday approved a government decree that allows migrants aged 16 or 17 to be held in adult reception centres and gives police stronger powers to check that migrants are not falsely claiming to be under age. Under Italian and European legislation, unaccompanied young migrants are entitled to more … Read more

Pope Says He Has Acute, Infectious Bronchitis

[ad_1] VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis on Thursday said he was suffering from a highly infectious and acute form of bronchitis that has prevented him from making the trip to Dubai this weekend for the COP28 climate summit. Francis, who turns 87 in December, has had a number of health problems in recent years … Read more

Pope’s Health Is Stable, Has No Fever but Lung Inflammation Persists -Vatican

[ad_1] VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – The Pope’s health is stable and he has no fever but a lung inflammation associated with breathing difficulties persists, a Vatican statement said on Wednesday, adding Francis was continuing an antibiotic therapy. The 86-year-old Francis sounded wheezy and limited speaking at his weekly audience held earlier in the day, after … Read more

Pope Says He Is ‘Still Not Well’ in First Appearance Since Cancelling Dubai Trip

[ad_1] VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis sounded wheezy and limited his speaking at a public event on Wednesday, a day after he cancelled a trip to the COP28 climate summit in Dubai because of health issues. “Dear brothers and sisters good morning and welcome,” the 86-year-old pontiff said at his weekly audience, held indoors … Read more

Defying Pope’s Calls for Climate Action, US Catholic Bishops Cling to Fossil Fuels

[ad_1] (Reuters) – Hundreds of Catholic institutions around the globe have announced plans to divest their finances of oil, gas and coal to help fight climate change since Pope Francis published his landmark encyclical on environmental stewardship in 2015 urging a break with fossil fuels. But in the United States, the world’s top oil and … Read more

Turkey Freezes Assets of 82 Organisations, People for Alleged Ties to Kurdish Militants

[ad_1] ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey froze the local assets of 20 organisations and 62 individuals based in various European countries, Australia and Japan, citing alleged ties with Kurdish militant group PKK, a decision published in the Official Gazette showed on Wednesday. Turkey’s Ministry of Treasury and Finance said the decision was “based on the existence … Read more

Ailing Pope to Recite Sunday Prayer From Residence, Not St. Peter’s Square

[ad_1] ROME (Reuters) – Pope Francis will recite his weekly Angelus prayer on Sunday from the chapel of his Vatican residence instead of the usual venue overlooking St. Peter’s Square, the Vatican said in a statement. Francis went to a hospital in Rome on Saturday for a scan, which the Vatican said had ruled out … Read more

Italy Is No Country for Young Chefs

[ad_1] ROME (Reuters) – Like many young people growing up in Sardinia, Davide Sanna loved Italian cuisine and wanted to have a succesful career as a chef. But to do so, he had to move to New York. Sanna had worked in kitchens on the Mediterranean island and in northern Italy for four years, starting … Read more

Pope Cancels Saturday Activities Because of Mild Flu

[ad_1] VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis on Saturday cancelled his morning audiences because of mild flu, the Vatican said in a statement. The 86-year-old pontiff holds regular meetings with Vatican officials on Saturdays as well as private audiences. (Reporting by Angelo Amante; Editing by Mark Potter) Copyright 2023 Thomson Reuters. [ad_2] Source link

Almost 400,000 Deaths in Europe in 2021 Attributable to Filthy Air -EU Report

[ad_1] BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Almost 400,000 deaths in Europe in 2021 were related to three main air pollutants and some could have been avoided if pollutants had been reduced to World Health Organisation-recommended levels, an EU report said on Friday. The European Environment Agency (EEA) said that within the European Union, pollution caused by fine … Read more