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The Italian bishops’ conference advised all pilgrims who visited or attended events at its Casa Italia centre to see a doctor

In a telegram, Francis entrusted the protection of the 23 people killed in the crash in the south of Italy to the Virgin Mary

Francis expressed ‘feelings of deepest sympathy and compassion’ to Beau Solomon’s parents

Virginia Raggi, a member of the protest Five Star Movement, has been elected mayor of Italy’s capital

Cardinal Bagnasco said same-sex unions had been put on a par with marriage and the difference was one of vocabulary

Pope Francis opened the Italian bishops’ conference annual assembly in the Vatican

Fr Laurence Soper was arrested in 2010 but disappeared after failing to answer bail

Archbishop Forte said the family was at risk of being taken over by a ‘new vision for society’

The event was sponsored by Catholic charity, Aid to the Church in Need

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