Emeritus Pope Benedict in Germany with sick brother

Vatican confirms that Pope Emeritus Benedict is in Germany. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI travelled to Germany today to visit his brother Monsignor Georg Ratzinger who is aged 96 and in ailing health, r...

Pope pays tribute to St John Paul II on centenary

Karol Wojtyła was born 100 years ago today. Pope Francis will offer Mass at the altar of the tomb of St John Paul II in St Peter’s Basilica on 18 May, to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of th...

Italian bishops seek return of Mass, weddings and funerals

Italian church leaders wish to resume religious ceremonies while respecting health regulations. Italy's Conference of Bishops (CEI) is to ask the government to be permitted to resume public Masses an...

Vatican: Via Crucis in empty St Peter's Square

This year the Vatican's Via Crucis, or Way of the Cross, ceremony is being held in front of St Peter's Basilica, instead of at the Colosseum, at 21.00. Watch it live on the Vatican Media channel, with...

Vatican streams Easter ceremonies at St Peter's

Pope Francis celebrates Easter ceremonies at St Peter's without the faithful. Easter at the Vatican will be very different in 2020. Like Italy, Vatican City is in lockdown, due to the Coronavirus pa...

Pope Francis walks across empty Rome to pray for end to Coronavirus

Pontiff visited two Rome churches to pray for the Coronavirus to end. Pope Francis left the Vatican on Sunday afternoon for a surprise visit to two Rome churches to pray for the end of the Coronaviru...

Rome reopens parish churches after one-day closure

Pope Francis urges priests not to abandon faithful in time of crisis. Rome’s parish churches have reopened to the faithful for private prayer after being closed for less than a day. Every church i...

Coronavirus: Rome closes all Catholic churches

Vicar of Rome orders closure of Rome's churches until 3 April. All Catholic churches in Rome have been closed to the faithful until 3 April, in line with Italy's total shutdown as the country battles...

Coronavirus: Rome churches cancel Mass

No Mass for the faithful in Rome churches until 3 April. The Diocese of Rome has ordered the immediate suspension of all Masses for the faithful in churches throughout the capital, as part of the V...

Pope Francis tests negative for Coronavirus

Pontiff cancels several appointments due to a cold. Pope Francis, who has cancelled numerous events in recent days due to a heavy cold, has reportedly tested negative for the Coronavirus, according t...

First Church in Rome closes due to Coronavirus

The Church of San Luigi dei Francesi in Rome, famous for Caravaggio's masterpiece "The Calling of St Matthew", closed today due to "precautionary measures" after a 43-year-old priest was hospitalized...

Rome opens restored S. Maria sopra Minerva

Roman basilica near the Pantheon reopens on 18 February. Rome will reopen the Basilica di S. Maria sopra Minerva with a Mass at 18.00 on 18 February, the feast day of Blessed Fra Angelico, the Early...

Pope makes peace with woman he slapped

Pontiff had private meeting with woman after viral slapping incident. Pope Francis met the woman whose hand he slapped on New Year's Eve, several days after footage of the incident went viral. The...

Pope apologises after slapping woman's hand

Pontiff admits that even he sometimes loses his patience. Pope Francis has apologised for slapping a woman’s hand as he greeted pilgrims after visiting the Vatican's Nativity scene in St Peter's Squa...

Rome's Christmas church services in English: 2019

English-language religious services in Rome over Christmas 2019.All Saints' Anglican ChurchVia del Babuino 153/b, tel. 0636001881.24 Dec. Crib Service 17.00, First Eucharist of Christmas 23.30.25 Dec....
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