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The failure of the saint’s blood to liquefy has become associated with previous disastrous events

Italian prince Filippo Corisini died when his bicycle collided with a lorry in central London

I understand the cardinals’ anxieties – but Rome needs an alternative to the overpriced cafés

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

It will be the first time the relic has left Italy

The trip to the babies’ ward of Rome’s San Giovanni Hospital was part of the Pope’s Mercy Fridays activities

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

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

An Amatrice parish priest described the earthquake as an ‘immense tragedy’