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The Italian prime minister at the Senate in Rome last week (Photo: PA)

L’Osservatore Romano said the offensive joke was a ‘sad’ example of the decline of public discourse in Italy

Ettore Gotti Tedeschi, president of the Vatican Bank (CNS photo/Remo Casilli, Reuters)

The Vatican has expressed ‘bewilderment and amazement’ at the legal action, saying its operations are legitimate

Pope Benedict says his native country is losing its sense of God in a speech to its new ambassador to the Holy See

Pope’s entourage will help him meet challenges of trip

Mgr Charles Scicluna, the Vatican's chief prosecutor for clerical sex abuse, left, and Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi (Photo: AP/Andrew Medichini)

New norms also strengthen penalty for attempting to ordain women as clergy

Mgr Charles Scicluna, the Vatican's chief prosecutor of clerical sexual abuse, kneels at a service for victims in St Peter's Basilica (CNS photo/Isabella Bonotto, Catholic Press Photo)

Revisions will also add the attempted ordination of women to list of most serious crimes against Church law

Cardinal Marc Ouellet of Quebec has been given one of the most important posts in the Catholic Church                                                       (Photo: CNS)

Canadian cardinal and Swiss bishop named as leaders of important curial departments

Cardinal chastised for critical remarks

Pope talks to Cardinal Schönborn over his critical comments towards a fellow cardinal