Pope John Paul II is not a saint, because only God can be considered holy and attempts to "deify a human being" are sinful, Ali Agca, the man who tried to assassinate the pope in 1981, said Thursday in an interview with ANSA.
Silvio Berlusconi on Thursday reiterated that he was happy to do community service at a centre for the elderly, as judicial sources confirmed that the ex-premier is set to start work at a facility near Milan on Monday.
Italy on Thursday opened a new phase in the saga of its two marines being held in India for allegedly killing two fishermen two years ago, replacing its special envoy on the case and sending its ambassador back to New Delhi.
Pope Francis' phone call to an Argentinian woman saying she was doing "nothing wrong" in taking Communion after marrying a divorcé was "misunderstood" by the media and does not change Catholic Church doctrine.
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