New home for Rome's American Catholic community

S. Susanna becomes St Patrick's Catholic American Parish in Rome. Rome's American church, formerly S. Susanna, has moved from its Via XX Settembre base to take over St Patrick's church, until recen...

Festa de’ Noantri in Rome’s Trastevere

Ancient religious festival held in Rome's Trastevere every July. The annual Festa de’ Noantri takes place in the Rome district of Trastevere from 16-31 July. Central to the festival, which dates ba...

Rose petals at the Pantheon

Tens of thousands of rose petals flutter through Pantheon oculus on 4 June. The spectacular tradition of rose petals fluttering down through the oculus of the Pantheon can be enjoyed on Sunday 4 Ju...

Trump meets Pope Francis

Private meeting in Vatican lasted half hour. Donald Trump, the president of the United States, met Pope Francis in the Vatican at 08.30 on Wednesday 24 May. The private meeting lasted around 30...

Rome mural of Pope Francis kissing devilish Trump

Authorities remove Pope Francis murals from Borgo and Piazza Navona. A mural depicting Pope Francis kissing a devilish Donald Trump appeared on Via del Banco di S. Spirito in Rome's Borgo area near...

New Swiss Guards at Vatican

40 new Swiss Guards sworn in on 6 May. 40 new papal Swiss Guards were sworn in on 6 May, after taking a solemn oath of allegiance to the pope at a ceremony in the S. Damaso courtyard of the Vatican...

Pope Francis to meet Trump

US president to visit Vatican on 24 May. Pope Francis will meet with US president Donald Trump at the Vatican on the morning of 24 May, the Holy See press office has announced. Trump will also m...

Rome churches raise funds for Syrian refugee camp

Lent fundraising proceeds to be sent to Aleppo and Addis Ababa. Each year during the six weeks of Lent, Churches Together, an ecumenical fellowship comprising 12 mainly English-speaking churches in...

Easter church services in English in Rome

English-language religious services in Rome during Easter Week. VATICAN CEREMONIES 13 April. Holy Thursday. Chrism Mass, Vatican Basilica, 09.30. 14 April. Good Friday. Papal Mass, Vatican Basili...

Irish abuse victim quits Vatican commission

Collins quits panel on protecting children over "lack of cooperation" from Curia. Marie Collins, an Irish woman who was a victim of clerical sexual abuse as a girl, has resigned from the Pontifical...

Pope Francis to visit All Saints' Anglican Church in Rome

Papal visit to celebrate 200th anniversary of All Saints' Anglican Church. Pope Francis will make an historic visit to All Saints’ Anglican Church on Via del Babuino on 26 February to mark the 200t...

Vatican and Rome's Jewish Museum hold joint exhibition

Menorah exhibition result of unprecedented inter-religious cultural collaboration. The Vatican Museums and the Jewish Museum of Rome will present their first joint exhibition in a move that is seen...

Rome police investigate critical posters of Pope Francis

Anti-Pope Francis posters coincide with Knights of Malta feud. Rome police have launched an investigation into the appearance of dozens of illegal posters critical of Pope Francis posted around the...

No Pope Francis image on future Vatican euro coins

Pope Francis requests Vatican coat of arms and EU stars to replace his face on coins. The Vatican will cease minting euro coins bearing the image of Pope Francis from March, according to Italian ne...

Knights of Malta head quits over Vatican condom row

Pope Francis asks Grand Master of Malta to resign. The head of the Knights of Malta, an ancient Catholic order, has agreed to Pope Francis' request for him to resign from his post, following a row...

Pope appoints first woman director of Vatican Museums

Barbara Jatta will replace Antonio Paolucci in January. Pope Francis has appointed a new director of the Vatican Museums, Barbara Jatta, who will become the first woman to hold the prestigious posi...

Rome's Christmas church services in English

Each year there are a number of English-language religious services in churches in Rome over Christmas. For the Pope’s programme see the Vatican calendar of religious celebrations. All Saints'...

Rome celebrates Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Pope Francis visits Rome's Spanish Steps during public holiday on 8 December. On the feast of the Immaculate Conception on Thursday 8 December, Pope Francis will pay homage to the Virgin Mary by...

Christmas cribs in Rome

Rome’s nativity cribs during Christmas season. Rome has numerous Christmas cribs on display at this time of the year, the best-known of which is 100 Presepi in Piazza del Popolo. The 41st edition o...

Scorsese premieres new movie in Vatican

Director meets Pope following premiere of Silence. Oscar-winning film director Martin Scorsese premiered his new movie Silence in front of more than 300 Jesuit priests at the Vatican on the night o...

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