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Some Vatican staff shared the public’s dismay at the image – but by then it was too late

Some fear that state investigations will lead to state interference

Heroes, by the grace of God

The martyrs teach us that witness to the truth is always possible

The downpour was certainly penitential, but also strangely uplifting

A comedy obsessed with divine justice

Dante thought politicians had ruined Italy. His poem takes revenge

High-minded members of the professional class disdain the sport, but they miss the point

‘Karol, the man who became Pope’ mixes modern history, moral dilemmas and human situations

The Vatican is apparently preparing a response. But what can they really say?

The response to SVP appeals from priests and parishioners has been overwhelming

The 2001 terror attacks shook the Pontiff deeply