Wednesday 23 July 2014

Bomb explodes in Rome near French church

Roberto Landucci

Published 24/01/2014|09:13

  • Share

A small makeshift explosive device blew up in a street in central Rome in the early hours of this morning, causing slight damage to a building belonging to a French religious establishment and three parked cars, police said.

  • Share
  • Go To

There was no immediate word on what was behind the explosion, which occurred hours before a visit to Pope Francis by French President Francois Hollande but security was tight near the Vatican ahead of the meeting.

According to a tweet from the French embassy to the Vatican, the church of Saint-Yves des Bretons, part of a religious foundation known as Les pieux etablissements de la France, is located in the street.

Read More




Meet, chat and connect with
singles in your area


Meet Singles Now



Now available on

Editors Choice

Also in World News