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The Trevi Fountain in Rome is lit in red during an event to raise awareness of the plight of Christian martyrs (CNS)

The event was sponsored by Catholic charity, Aid to the Church in Need

Pope Francis appealed for renewed efforts to end the conflict in Syria in his Regina Caeli address (AP)

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Actress Anita Ekberg  (PA)

Perhaps it is part of the human condition to feel stuck between la dolce vita and the years of lead

Tourists crowd the bridge leading to Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome (CNS)

How to visit Rome in the austerity era

The Catholic Herald’s Rome correspondent knows the Eternal City inside out. Here he offers tips for pilgrims for whom every penny counts