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Pope Francis to canonise 800 Italians slain during historic siege

Pope’s first canonisation will recognise Blessed Antonio Primaldo and the townsfolk of Otranto

The servant-saint who was held up as an example by her masters

The body of St Zita (Aprl 27) is paraded through the streets of Lucca every year

Pope Francis and the Archbishop of Canterbury must not be afraid to argue

The ecumenical process will be enlivened by the Pontiff and archbishop having some spirited rows

Catholics should be wary of supporting the Russian Orthodox Church against Pussy Riot

Among the victims of the Putin-Orthodox alliance are Russia’s Catholic minority

What makes a country third world?

Policemen who don’t expect a tip

With its crusade against crucifixes, our Government is doing a good job of destroying British culture

What a sad contrast with Italy

Italy, a land of beauty and overpowering ugliness

Italy is a country that has often fascinated British writers. Here are my recommendations for the best books on Italy and the Italians

Italy is now ‘in the abyss’ – and the Vatican will not escape this disaster

Italy is facing its worst crisis since the Second World War

At last, Berlusconi is to resign. But it’s a mystery he lasted so long

Italians saw in Berlusconi what they saw in Mussolini – an anti-establishment figure who defied the law

The Amanda Knox case is an indictment of Italian justice

The news media do not come out well, either. The obsession with Knox’s looks was infantile