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An Easter procession in the Calabrian town of Oppido Mamertina (PA)

Easter Sunday procession in a southern Italian diocese have been infiltrated by the mafia in the past

Luca Toni in action for Hellas Verona in February (PA)

Luca Toni reportedly failed to pay church taxes while playing for Bayern Munich in Germany

Nuns greet Pope Francis during his meeting with religious at the cathedral in Naples (CNS)

Pope Francis celebrated Mass in Naples’ iconic Piazza del Plebiscito

Pope Francis receiving the pizza

The Pope was travelling through Naples on Saturday

Jude Law (PA)

The British actor will reportedly star as a conservative Italian-American pontiff in The Young Pope

People view the Shroud of Turin (CNS)

The display of the shroud should be ‘a time of grace’, an Italian archbishop has said

Italy's Health Minister Beatrice Lorenzin said that Italy was a "dying country" (PA)

The Italian Minister of Health has said Italy is a dying country due to a shortage of babies

Brighton College National Education Conference

The Professor shows himself the master of the soundbite when he describes British values as ‘queuing, drunkenness and loving pets’

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope makes comments in new book by Italian journalist

Cardinal-designate Edoardo Menichelli Below: and Cardinal-designate John Dew, right, with Archbishop Timothy Costelloe of Perth (CNS)

Francis refused to accept the cardinal-designate’s letter of resignation in October