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Topic: Mussolini

Will the ‘Hitler’s pope’ slur be put to rest?

A new book re-evaluates Pius XII and the Holocaust

Happy 98th birthday, Fr Charles-Roux

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

Why do Italians still have a soft spot for Mussolini?

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

Do we have a duty to have children?

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

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

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

I will pray for Gaddafi on All Souls’ Day

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