Jan 29, 2014 — What can't Pope Francis do? First he's Time's "Person of the Year," then he's a Rolling Stone cover story. Now, graffiti art in Rome is depicting the pontiff as a comic-book caped crusader. Even the Vatican approves.
Mar 11, 2013 — On Tuesday, 115 "cardinal electors" will be locked inside the Vatican to begin the secretive process of selecting the new leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics. It's one of the more spectacular and intriguing theatrical dramas on the planet.
Dec 24, 2012 — The Italian city isn't big on Christmas glitz and glamor. Instead, Rome saves its holiday shine for the dinner table. The Christmas day meal might start with lasagna before moving on to turkey or guinea hen. And it wouldn't be complete without plenty of sweets.
Jan 27, 2011 — The House of the Vestal Virgins is now open for inspection by tourists visiting the Roman Forum, where once it could only be observed from afar.
Dec 29, 2010 — Other embassies in Rome have been sent package bombs in recent days. Anarchists have claimed responsibility. So far, two people have been seriously injured.
Apr 15, 2008 — Pope Benedict XVI will ride around DC and NYC on his popemobile.
Mar 1, 2013 — The cardinals who will choose the next pope want to be sure there's "absolutely no scandal connected to him," says NPR's Cokie Roberts. So, they will be digging into the potential popes' backgrounds. During that vetting, some leaks may occur.