Italy Correspondent for The Independent
Prosecutors grill Italian President Giorgio Napolitano over alleged Mafia-state talks held in the early 1990s
28 October 2014 07:06 PM
The head of state - who was parliamentary Speaker at the time - tells special hearing 'he had never known of any deals' aimed at halting Cosa Nostra's deadly 1992-93 bombing campaign
25 October 2014 12:00 AM
Pope Francis has sent a Vatican emissary to clean up the diocese of Albenga in Liguria, where tales of tattooed priests working as barmen and padres posing shirtless with their gay lovers on websites are said to have shocked some of the locals.
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…
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know
Migrant boat disaster: Ukip candidate mocks victims in sickening Twitter post
Nigel Farage wants the BBC to stop making programmes like Doctor Who, Strictly Come Dancing, and Top Gear
Global warming: Scientists say temperatures could rise by 6C by 2100 and call for action ahead of UN meeting in Paris
Aaron and Melissa Klein: Oregon anti-gay bakers ordered to pay $135,000 after refusing to make cake for same-sex wedding
- 1 Migrant crisis: Greek soldier saved 20 people singlehandedly off Rhodes beach
- 2 Frank Lampard's face drops when Holly Willoughby introduces him as a 'Man City legend'
- 3 UK weather: Britain braced for snow as arctic air mass moves in
- 4 Aaron and Melissa Klein: Oregon anti-gay bakers ordered to pay $135,000 after refusing to make cake for same-sex wedding
- 5 Stephen Hawking endorses Labour in the General Election