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Italy’s coastguard said only four people survived the sinking of a migrant ship carrying 100 people off the Libyan coast

Volunteers to distribute a specially prepared menu including a double cheeseburger

Cardinal Amato says the next biggest producers of Causes are Spain, Poland and Brazil

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The knights who won’t retreat

Vatican officials have mounted an extraordinary challenge to the ancient Order of Malta. But what is the row really about?

At his weekly general audience, Pope Francis warned against man-made idols that only provide fleeting comforts

The order has denied the legality of the Vatican probe

A ‘significant number’ of bishops’ conferences reportedly also expressed misgivings

Knights say investigation is aimed at limiting order’s sovereignty

At the start of a new year, Pope Francis formally addressed diplomats in the Vatican