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Mugabe Arrives In Rome Despite EU Travel Ban

ROME — Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has arrived in Rome, sidestepping a European Union travel ban because he is headed for Pope John Paul II’s beatification, being held Sunday in Vatican City.Mugabe’s government is accused of rig…

ROME — Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has arrived in Rome, sidestepping a European Union travel ban because he is headed for Pope John Paul II’s beatification, being held Sunday in Vatican City.

Mugabe’s government is accused of rights violations. In 2005, he was heavily criticized for attending the pope’s funeral in St. Peter’s Square. The EU ban doesn’t apply to the Vatican.

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