Italy Correspondent for The Independent
24 October 2014 05:39 PM
Several copies of Mary Magdalen in Ecstasy are thought to exist
Church should not fear change, says Pope after synod backlash against softening of stance towards homosexuality
19 October 2014 11:29 PM
For a synod on family issues that started so positively, the end came amid division over the issues of homosexuality and divorce – with Pope Francis stating that the Catholic Church should not be afraid of change.
15 October 2014 07:18 PM
The country has narrowly escaped a third recession in six years
15 October 2014 12:00 AM
Silvio Berlusconi, the three-time Italian Prime Minister, seemingly took on board the feelings of his fiancée, Francesca Pascale, who is part of the LGBT advocacy group Arcigay, by inviting a gay rights campaigner and former Communist MP, Vladimir Luxuria, to his mansion for dinner on Monday night.
Italian nurse Daniela Poggiali is accused of killing 'up to 38 patients because she found them annoying'
14 October 2014 12:06 PM
The 42-year-old is being held on an alleged murder charge after one suspicious hospital death and police are investigating more
13 October 2014 05:59 PM
Cardinal raises the prospect of the Catholic Church recognising the positive aspects of same-sex relationships
12 October 2014 12:00 AM
11 October 2014 12:00 AM
Italy’s institutions, the butt of a thousand local jokes, appear more determined than ever to fare figuracce – make potential fools of themselves…
Sistine Chapel to ‘sing’ with new LED lights designed to bring Michelangelo’s masterpiece out of the shadows
01 October 2014 07:19 PM
7,000 will be placed around the chapel to bathe it in stronger – but also gentler – light
29 September 2014 08:10 PM
Council workers sent an open letter to the Hollywood star asking him to support their cause
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Sony hack: Angelina Jolie branded 'seriously out of her mind' in further embarrassing leaked email saga
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
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- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more