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

A new book re-evaluates Pius XII and the Holocaust

A model of wit, kindness and piety, and deeply devoted to the traditional liturgy of the Church

The bloodthirsty Fascist dictator is still fondly remembered – especially in the south

Many women now choose ‘not to have it all’ – should we be worried?

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

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

The treatment of Gaddafi’s corpse was a disgrace – and now he is with God we can pray for him, as we pray for all the dead