• St Peter's Basilica goes dark for Earth Hour
    The lights went out on St Peter's Basilica for one hour on Saturday evening, joining once again the international 'Earth Hour' effort to raise awareness about climate change. The annual initiative, which began in 2007, invites cities around the world to turn off the lights on their national monuments and public buildings, as well as […]
  • Assyrian Patriarch Mar Dinkha IV has died
    His Holiness Mar Dinkha IV Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East died on Thursday morning, March 26 at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Patriarch Mar Dinkha was 80 years old and the cause of death was a virus infection and pneumonia. The funeral service will be held on April 8 at St […]
  • Pope welcomes homeless to Sistine Chapel
    On Friday evening, Pope Francis went to the Sistine Chapel to greet the 150 homeless persons who had been invited to visit the Vatican Museums through an initiative of the Office of Papal Charities. On his arrival the Pope said: "Welcome. This is the house of all; this is your house. The doors are always […]