An exhibition at the Palazzo Valentini in Rome, seat of the Provincia di Roma, celebrates the 165th anniversary of the founding of LOsservatore Romano, the Vaticans official daily newspaper.
The first edition appeared on 1 July 1861 and was sold at the price of 5 baj. The exhibition is arranged in two rooms; in the first of these are displayed copies of the first edition, the page from the edition of 17 October 1870 with the news of the decree creating the administrative unity of Italy and the constitution of the province of Rome and other pages illustrating the themes of peace, important events for the Church in the twentieth century, from Vatican II to the Jubilee of 2000. The exhibits in the second room are arranged chronologically, with the newspapers articles on the principal events in modern church history, from the Ecumenical Vatican council of 1869 to Benedict XVIs encyclical, Deus Caritas est. 10.00-19.00 (Mon-Fri), 10.00-13.00 (Sat). Entry free of charge.