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Will the Vatican finally excommunicate the mafia?

Pope Francis has long railed against corruption and the mafia, but now the Vatican is considering developing a whole doctrine around excommunicating corrupt and mafia-tinged Catholics.

Real Madrid champions of Europe for the twelfth time

Real Madrid is the European champion for the third time in four seasons, defeating Juventus 4-1 in the UEFA Champions League final at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

Tom Dumoulin wins the Giro d’Italia

Dumoulin won by more than 31 seconds so that he is crowned as the first ever Dutch winner of the Giro d’Italia.

Giro d’Italia: Quintana, Nibali, Pinot or Dumoulin?

Nairo Quintana retained the overall lead but, with the first four riders within 53 seconds of the Colombian, the three-week race is set for a dramatic finale.
Mikel Landa wins stage 19 as Nairo Quintana takes pink jersey

Mikel Landa wins stage 19 as Nairo Quintana takes pink jersey

Dumoulin remains in a strong position with the final day time trial on the cards, but Quintana has one more mountain stage – including the Monte Grappa – to try and open up the biggest possible lead.

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