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Lucia Mantione: the 13-year-old girl was sexually assaulted and murdered in 1955 but  was denied a funeral by the Catholic Church for 66 years.

There had never been so many people at a funeral in the history of Montedoro, a village suspended in time among wheat fields and abandoned sulphur min(...)

 Health workers perform swab tests at the San Giovanni hospital in Rome, Italy. Photograph: Giuseppe Lami/EPA

It took a weekend to take Italy back three months in its struggle against the pandemic. Last week’s rapid increase in coronavirus infections risks era(...)