A woman holds a T-shirts bearing an image of Pope Francis and the word ‘Welcome’ a shop in Shkoder in Albania. Photograph: EPA/STR

Vatican plays down concerns of threat from fundamentalists

Italy’s prime minister Matteo Renzi speaking at the first day of school at the Pino Puglisi Institute  in Palermo,on Monday. Renzi told parliament yesterday that the government’s reform package Italy’s ‘last chance’ to combat its chronic economic decline. Photograph: EPA

Italian prime minister has promised much but delivered little, writes Paddy Agnew, in Rome

Report claimed Pope Francis had become a target of the Islamic State, within the context of its war on the west. Photograph: AP/Tony Gentile

Renewed reports of pope being targeted

Italian police have foiled what producers believe would have been the world’s biggest wine fraud. Photograph: Jamal Saidi/Reuters

Officers seize over 165,000 litres alleged scammers planned to sell as renowned Brunello

Luca Cordero di Montezemolo at a press conference in Maranello, Modena, Italy, today. Montezemolo said he was resigning after 23 years at the helm, in a move that had widely been expected after his record was questioned by parent company Fiat-Chrysler. Photograph: EPA

Profound differences exist between Luca De Montezemolo and the Fiat chief executive

 Dr Eamon Martin who succeeds Cardinal Seán Brady as Archbishop of Armagh and Catholic Primate of All Ireland, pictured at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh, on Monday. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

New Primate is clearly seen as an expression of the previous ‘regime’, writes Paddy Agnew

Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi watches a Italian Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Lazio at the San Siro stadium in Milan on August 31st. Photograph: Reuters

Comments from Toto Riina, in jail since 1993, reportedly made in tapped conversations

Former soccer star Diego Maradona (L) presents Pope Francis with an Argentina national soccer jersey during a special audience held in the Vatican before a special interreligious “Match for Peace” tonight. Photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters.

Man who inspired Argentina’s 1986 World Cup win meets countryman before ‘Match Of Peace’

Federica Mogherini, who has been nominated as successor for EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, whose term ends on October 31st. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

Mogherini takes on EU brief with little experience

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