Erich Priebke who had played an important role in the infamous “Fosse Ardeatine” reprisal killings in Rome in March 1944 in which Nazi forces executed 335 civilians, including Jews, partisan fighters and left-wing activists. Photograph: Plinio Lepri/AP Photo

Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke has been secretly buried in an unnamed prison cemetery somewhere in Italy, according to the Italian newspaper La Repub(...)

 Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst  and Pope Francis. Photograph: Reuters.

If anyone had doubts about both the priorities and the “management style” of Pope Francis, then yesterday’s decision to suspend the Bishop of Limburg,(...)

Criminal’s cortege: anti-fascist demonstrators shout as the hearse carrying the coffin of Erich Priebke passes through Albano Laziale, near Rome. Photograph: Yara Nardi/Reuters

Has Italy fully confronted the horrors of its Nazi-fascist past? That question was prompted this week by the sight of neo-fascists saluting in honour (...)

Anti-fascist demonstrators protest after the hearse carrying the coffin of Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke arrives in Albano Laziale near Rome on Wednesday. Photograph: Yara Nardi/Reuters

The family of Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke demanded the return of his body after his funeral was disrupted by protesters and his coffin taken away(...)

Policemen in riot gear chase protesters outside the Society of St Pius X headquarters, a schismatic Catholic group, where the funeral of former Nazi war-criminal Erich Priebke was scheduled to take place in Albano Laziale, on Tuesday. Photograph: Riccardo De Luca/AP

There was no indication last night, one week after the death in Rome of notorious Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke, of where and how the former SS capt(...)

 Mayor of Albano Laziale Nicola Marini during the demonstration at funeral location of Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke yesterday. Photograph: Getty

A leading rabbi praised Italian protesters who blocked the funeral of a convicted Nazi war criminal as Italy marked the 70th anniversary of the deport(...)

 People protest as the hearse with the body of former SS officer Erich Priebke arrives at the church of Lefebvriani yesterday  in Albano Laziale, Italy. Photograph: Franco Origlia/Getty Images

An attempt to hold a funeral service for the Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke in Albano Laziale, south of Rome, had to be abandoned last night in the f(...)

Erich Priebke, the former Nazi SS captain who was sentenced to life in prison for his role in one of the worst atrocities by German occupiers in Italy during the second World War. Photograph: Plinio Lepri/AP Photo

The mayor of Rome, Ignazio Marino, has said it would be “unacceptable and intolerable” were the Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke to be buried in the(...)

Erich Priebke, a former Nazi SS captain sentenced to life in prison for his role in one of the worst atrocities by German occupiers in Italy during th(...)