Soccer: Hamsik bids Napoli farewell


All-time Napoli top scorer Marek Hamsik on Wednesday bade the southern Italian team farewell after 10 successful years. Hamsik, 30, told Pravda online "I have given everything for this team, perhaps the time has come for our paths to separate.


Giro: Dennis wins time trial, Yates still pink


Australia's Rohan Dennis won the individual time trial from Trento to Rovereto, the Giro d'Italia's 16th stage, on Tuesday while Britain's Simo Yates kept the leader's pink jersey with 1'18" over Dutchman Tom Dumoulin. Going into the 34.


Soccer: Balotelli makes Mancini's first squad


Mario Balotelli has been recalled from the wilderness by new Italy coach Roberto Mancini for upcoming friendlies against Saudi Arabia, France and the Netherlands. Nice striker Balotelli, 27, last played for the national team almost four years ago.

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When it's a male it becomes full of 'bachelors'

Church is woman and mother says Pope

The Catholic Church is a woman and mother, Pope Francis said Monday. "When it's male it sadly becomes a Church of bachelors," he said at a Vatican Mass.

Pope apologised over handling of Barros-Karadima case

Chilean bishops quit en masse over paedophilia

Chilean bishops in Rome to discuss the clerical sex abuse scandal on Friday said they had tendered their resignations to Pope Francis.

Church releases document on ethics in economic-financial system

Political power shouldn't just serve finance says Vatican

Church releases document on ethics in economic-financial system.

'Where communion is formed artisan-like'

You create peace starting in homes,streets,shops -Pope tweet

Pope Francis tweeted Friday "peace is constructed starting from homes, streets, shops, where communion is shaped in an artisan fashion".

'Chained-up rabid dog'

Don't talk to the Devil, the great liar - Pope

Pope Francis on Tuesday warned the faithful not to talk to the Devil, describing him as the "great liar". Francis said at morning Mass in the Vatican that the Devil was "a chained-up rabid dog" and warned his flock to be "aware of his seductions".

Good bishop watchful, close to flock says Francis

No guitar-in-hand bishops says Pope

Pope Francis on Friday said no to suitcase-in-hand and guitar-in-hand bishops. "A good bishop is watchful, involved and close to his flock," he said.

'A birth process' says Francis

Transmitting faith not like supporting soccer team - Pope

Transmitting the faith is not like supporting a soccer team, Pope Francis said Thursday. "Transmitting the faith is a birth process," he said.