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Becciu expected to appeal sentence by Vatican court. Cardinal Angelo Becciu was convicted by a Vatican criminal court on Saturday of embezzlement and fraud and sentenced to five and a half years in jail in a historic ru...
Italy marks 800 years since first Nativity scene in Greccio. The pilgrimage town of Assisi in Italy's central Umbria region lights up this Christmas in honour of the first living Nativity scene created by St Francis in...
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English-language religious services in Rome for the 2023 Christmas season. Wanted in Rome has put together a list of the times of Christmas religious services and Masses in English in Rome for 2023. For the programme of...
Pontiff says he will simplify papal funeral ritual. Pope Francis said his tomb is "already prepared" in the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome, in an exclusive interview with Mexican broadcaster N+, reported by th...
Jesolo hosts 12 giant sand sculptures this Christmas Sculptors from around the world return to Jesolo, a seaside resort near Venice in north-east Italy, for an annual sand festival dedicated to religious art. The 202...
Vatican lights up Christmas tree on Saturday. The Vatican will unveil this year's Nativity scene and light up its Christmas tree at a ceremony in St Peter's Square on Saturday 9 December at 17.00. The Vatican's mange...
100 Presepi returns to Piazza San Pietro. The 2023 edition of 100 Presepi, Rome's international Nativity crib exhibition, takes place under the colonnade of St Peter's Square from 9 December until 7 January 2024. A f...
Vatican to light up Christmas tree and Nativity Scene on 9 December. This Christmas in St Peter's Square, the Vatican will evoke the first living Nativity scene of St Francis on the 800th anniversary of its creation in...
Pope Francis approved document on 31 October. The Vatican's doctrine office has said that it is permissible, under certain circumstances, for transgender adults to be baptised as Catholics and to serve as godparents....
Basilica to host religious and cultural events until 9 November 2024. Rome's papal Archbasilica of St John Lateran, or San Giovanni in Laterano, will mark its 1,700th anniversary with a year of special events starting w...
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Pontiff to celebrate All Souls' Day Mass in Rome War Cemetery. Pope Francis will celebrate All Souls' Day Mass at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery in the Testaccio area of Rome on Thursday 2 November....
Skulls and bones of Capuchin friars on Via Veneto in Rome. The vaults and walls of the crypt in the Capuchin Church of S. Maria della Concezione on Rome's Via Veneto are decorated with the bones and skulls of some 3,700...
Eternal City prepares for millions of pilgrims in 2025. Rome has unveiled plans to pedestrianise Piazza Pia, near the Vatican, as part of a major €70 million project ahead of the Jubilee Year in 2025. A busy thorough...
Rome recreates a miracle snowfall every August. Rome celebrates La Madonna della Neve (Our Lady of the Snows) by recreating a miracle snowfall outside the Basilica di S. Maria Maggiore during the height of summer. Th...
Historic event returns to the streets of Trastevere from 13-31 July 2023. Rome is steeped in religious traditions however few are as popular as the Festa de' Noantri which has attracted large crowds every summer for alm...
Pontiff admitted to Gemelli hospital in Rome. Pope Francis was admitted to Rome's Gemelli hospital on Wednesday to undergo intestinal surgery and is expected to be hospitalised for several days, the Vatican said. The...
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