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The difficulties of the 1950s, recorded in a celebrated novel, have many parallels to today

It’s beautiful, utterly Catholic and uncompromising

Gloria Estefan to speak at TEDx event in Rome

The genius who is able to reach out to atheists

The Pope has repeatedly rebuked the Curia, saying officials should not seek power. But, in the Vatican, power is a core business

A monk, two popular priests and even a Vatican cardinal have felt the wrath of an Opus Dei scholar

St Pio of Pietrelcina, born 125 years ago, deserves to be celebrated by Catholics in Britain as well as Italy

Many powerful groups want to reduce the influence of the Church in public life

Meanwhile, one of the leakers has made an anonymous appearance on Italian television

The world should be told which priests or bishops leaked those secret documents