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Mgr Konrad Krajewski will donate his shopping bags – filled with cheese and prosciutto – to soup kitchens in Rome

Schools in the Italian capital have been evacuated as a precaution

The Pope celebrated the sacrament of baptism in a private ceremony in the chapel of his residence

Pope Francis greeted thousands of Italian earthquake survivors at the Vatican

The spire from the St Benedict Basilica in Norcia, along with some rubble, has been placed next to the life-sized nativity scene

Pope Francis visited Amatrice, in central Italy, on Tuesday morning

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Amatrice was one of the areas worst hit by the earthquake (AP)

A state funeral will be held in one of the areas worst hit by the Italian earthquake after residents rebelled against the Government’s original plans

A priest and nun were among those who survived Wednesday’s earthquake against the odds

The magnitude six earthquake which struck in the early hours of Wednesday has left many dead