- Artisans completing replica of Ghiberti's famed bronze doors Updated: Nov-23-15 7:53 am
FLORENCE, Italy - A team of artisans on the outskirts of Florence are casting the final panels of a replica of a Renaissance masterpiece: Lorenzo Ghiberti's famed bronze north doors on the Florence Baptistery. The work is in preparation for the doors' installation in place of the original at the end of January.
- Pope presses reform agenda amid new Vatican scandal Updated: Nov-10-15 4:19 pm
FLORENCE, Italy - Pope Francis insisted Tuesday that the Catholic Church shun all temptations of power, prestige and money as he pressed his reform agenda amid a new scandal at the Vatican.