Not content with being Time's Person of the Year and scoring a Rolling Stone cover, Pope Francis has now achieved superhero status, at least in the eyes of graffiti artist Maupal.
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Italy hails 'an outbreak of modernity in the Church' as Pope Benedict XVI announces he will resign because of ill health
Monday 11 February 2013
Pope Benedict XVI is the first pontiff to stand down in nearly 600 years
Monday 11 February 2013
A selection of images from the life of the 265th Pope Joseph Ratzinger
Sunday 10 February 2013
France 6 Wales 16: Rob Howley can smile at last as victory in France ends a run of eight defeats and signals a wave of relief
Saturday 09 February 2013
Italy look for first ever back-to-back wins in a Six Nations campaign against Johnson's side
Friday 01 February 2013
Netherlands goalkeeper has lost his place in the Roma side
Thursday 31 January 2013
Ceija Stojka, who died on 28 January at the age of 79, survived three Nazi death camps and then found her life's work: raising awareness of the Nazis' persecution of the Roma people in her art and her writings. Stojka carried the horrors of the camps with her until she was in her fifties, speaking out only decades after she was liberated from the Bergen-Belsen camp at the age of 12.
Monday 28 January 2013
The Fendi fashion house has announced that it is financing the €2.18m (£1.88m) restoration of the Trevi Fountain in Rome, the latest fashion company to come to the aid of Italy’s chronically underfunded cultural heritage.
Friday 25 January 2013
Before he became a household name, Andrea Bocelli paid his dues in bars, doing the kind of romantic repertoire that best tickled punters' palates.
Tuesday 22 January 2013
Fee agreed for French Under-21 international
Monday 07 January 2013
Manchester City have reportedly been targeting Cavani
Thursday 27 December 2012
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Tuesday 18 December 2012
The Italian midfielder is admired by Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini
Thursday 13 December 2012
The economic crunch has hit Christmas at the Vatican this year, with a cut-price Nativity scene in St Peter's Square, even if the bill will be met by already hard-pushed Italian taxpayers.
FA launch investigation while West Ham ready to ban fans for life amid allegations of 'hissing' and 'Hitler' chants at Tottenham
Monday 26 November 2012
The Football Association have begun an investigation into allegations of anti-Semitic abuse by West Ham fans during Sunday's Premier League match against Tottenham at White Hart Lane.
Friday 23 November 2012
Italy’s capital has been rattled by increasing militancy by the extreme right since October, often with racist overtones.
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
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