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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

Francis appeals to mafia members during his speech (AP)

Pontiff makes emotional appeal at prayer vigil for victims of mafia violence

Francis and Cristina Fernández de Kirchner exchange gifts at the Vatican (CNS)

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'The idea that there is a lobby of masons at work in the Vatican is an old one' (Photo: CNS)

Should we be worried that Pope Francis mentioned a masonic lobby in his famous press conference?

Faithful gather in front of a giant picture of Father Giuseppe Puglisi during his beatification ceremony in Palermo (Photo: PA)

Criticism comes after beatification ceremony for priest murdered by Cosa Nostra

An Orthodox church is reflected in an OSCE building in Montenegro (AP)

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Pope Francis gesticulates during yesterday's Angelus address (AP)

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

ITALY MAFIA TRIAL

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