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The church of Don Bosco in the Cinecittà, Rome

Canon Law makes it clear that funerals should be refused to ‘manifest sinners to whom a Church funeral could not be granted without public scandal to the faithful’

A poster proclaiming Vittorio Casamonica the 'king of Rome'

Fr Giancarlo Manieri, who celebrated the requiem mass for Vittorio Casamonica, said he was unaware of what was going to happen outside his church

A child is carried by a rescue worker as migrants arrive on a boat at the Sicilian harbour of Pozzallo (CNS)

Now we owe even more to the Italians

Esteem for Italy’s heroic and altruistic rescue of hundreds of thousands of migrants has surely grown all over Europe

Francis hands a copy of the bull of indiction of the Holy Year of Mercy to a Vatican official (AP)

Pope says Holy Year of Mercy is ‘a time to offer everyone the way of forgiveness and reconciliation’

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

Pope Francis addresses Brazilian bishops in Rio in July 2013 (AP)

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This procession in Oppido Mamertina, Calabria, was diverted to the home of a presumed mafia boss (Photo: PA)

Bishop Milito says consciences have been ‘hardened and dulled’ to evil of organised crime

Pope Francis delivers the Angelus address (AP)

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The Herald Catholic weekly is forbidden to use the word 'Allah' for God (AP)

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Pope Francis and Father Luigi Ciotti, founder of the Italian anti-Mafia group Libera, participate in a prayer service for Mafia victims (CNS)

Pope Francis has made clear that we will live with the consequences of our actions forever