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A pop queen descends on the Vatican

Pop star Gloria Estefan is speaking at the TEDx event    (Photo: AP)

Gloria Estefan to speak at TEDx event in Rome

The men who could be pope: Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi

Cardinal Ravasi waves to reporters at the Vatican yesterday (AP)

The genius who is able to reach out to atheists

Perhaps Benedict XVI believed he could not stay holy while handling the Curia

Benedict XVI talks with former papal butler Paolo Gabriele (Photo: CNS)

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

A turbulent priest goes on the warpath against the ‘bad masters’ of the Italian Catholic Church

Cardinal Ravasi (CNS)

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

Padre Pio is Italy’s most loved saint. But the rest of the world seems to know little about him

A Padre Pio devotee in San Giovanni Rotondo, southern Italy (CNS photo/Max Rossi, Reuters)

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

There is an agenda behind all this talk of leaks and scandal at the Vatican

Italian financial police in front of St Peter's Basilica (PA photo)

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

Give up your dreams of glory, Pope tells warring Vatican officials

Benedict XVI at the consistory last weekend (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

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

What the Vatican must do to end its scandalous daily leaks

Pope Benedict XVI greets members of the Roman Curia (CNS photo)

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

The Church is the loser in this ugly war between Vatican officials

The Pope addresses Curial officials in the Clementine Hall (AP)

A fierce internal battle in the Roman Curia has spilled into the public square

The model who gave up Chanel for a life of prayer

Ania Golędzinowska: ‘I left Italy without telling anyone’

Model and TV presenter Ania Golędzinowska tells Paolo Gambi why she left the world of glitzy celebrity for Medjugorje