Tag Archives: St Peter’s Basilica

Let’s build peace every day in 2017, says Pope Francis

Say ‘no’ to hatred and violence and ‘yes’ to fraternity and reconciliation, urges Pontiff Whether the New Year will be good or not depends on us choosing to do good each day, Pope Francis said. “That is how one builds peace, saying ‘no’ to hatred and violence – with action – and ‘yes’ to fraternity

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Oldest medieval crucifix in St Peter’s Basilica restored

The crucifix dating back to the 1300s will be shown to the public for the first time after fifteen months of restoration work A wooden sculpture of a crucified Christ that survived the Sack of Rome and 700 years of termites is due to be unveiled after being “resurrected” and newly restored in St Peter’s

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Closing the door on refugees is not the answer, says Pope

The Pope urged the Church to welcome migrants at his general audience yesterday Closing doors to immigrants and refugees is not the answer – in fact, it only helps encourage the crime of human trafficking, Pope Francis said. “The only way for resolution is through solidarity,” where everyone pitches in because “all together we are

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The Rome football league is joined by the St. Peter’s Basilica Priests and Altar boys and two other teams

The Rome Football League which kicked-off on saturday was joined by three (3) other new teams, one of which is the St. Peter’s Basilica’s Priests and altar boys. Normally the Rome Football League teams are made-up of priests and seminarians. They will be in this league tournament playing against 15 other teams, fielding players from 65 different

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The Special Jingles of the Year of Mercy shines forth – Read

Archbishop Rino Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelisation in his detailed announcement he unveiled the following: 1. 800 priests have put themselves forward as ‘Missionaries of Mercy’. 2. The Pope will perform a “symbolic gesture” of mercy once a month. On Friday December 18 he will open a

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