Small bomb explodes in Rome, near French church

Reuters News
Posted: Jan 24, 2014 3:31 AM

ROME (Reuters) - A small homemade bomb exploded in a street in central Rome early on Thursday, causing slight damage to a building belonging to a French religious establishment and three parked cars, police said.

The explosion occurred ahead of a visit to Pope Francis by French President Francois Hollande.

(Reporting by Roberto Landucci; Editing by Jon Boyle)