Christmas church services in Rome

There are numerous English language religious services in Rome over Christmas.All Saints' Anglican ChurchVia del Babuino 153/b, tel. 0636001881.24 Dec. Crib Service for children 17.00, First Eucharist...

Feast of the Immaculate Conception in Rome

Pope Francis will visit Rome's Spanish Steps during national public holiday on 8 December. On the feast of the Immaculate Conception on Friday 8 December, Pope Francis will pay homage to the Virgin M...

Founder of Methodist missions in Italy commemorated in Rome

Rome's Methodists remember Henry James Piggott. A commemoration to mark the centenary of the death of Henry James Piggott, the founder of Wesleyan Methodist missions in Italy, will be held at the Non...

Vatican Christmas tree to be lit on 7 December

Christmas tree and crib will remain in St Peter's Square until 7 January. The Vatican’s giant nativity scene and Christmas tree will be unveiled officially in St Peter's Square at 16.30 on 7 December...

Vatican bans duty-free cigarette sales

Health reasons cited for Vatican cigarette ban which takes effect in January.Pope Francis has ordered a ban on the sale of duty-free cigarettes inside the Vatican due to the adverse health effects of...

Pope Francis to honour war dead on All Souls' Day

 Pontiff to visit American military cemetery in Nettuno and Ardeatine Caves in Rome.  Pope Francis will pay homage to war victims during a visit to the American military cemetery in Nettuno, south of...

All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day in Rome

Public holiday in Italy on 1 November. All Saints’ Day, or Ognissanti, on Wednesday 1 November is a public holiday in Italy, resulting in the closure of offices and schools, and public transport runs...

New director of Anglican Centre in Rome

Archbishop of Canterbury installs Archbishop Bernard Ntahoturi in Rome ceremony.Archbishop Bernard Ntahoturi was installed as the new director of Rome's Anglican Centre by the Archbishop of Canterbury...

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...

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