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Italy's most popular churches

11 April, 2020
Travel portal Trivago, for the Church month of May, has published the most appreciated basilicas, cathedrals and churches in Italy. The top ten churches of Italy are based on the number of internet searches completed in March and April of…

Roses on Sunday at the Pantheon in Rome

5 April, 2020
In this beautiful video of the Pantheon in Rome, we can see Domenica delle Rose, or Rose Sunday. The ancient Christian rite that dates back to the 7th century has been adopted in modern times since 1995, and now each…

Pope John Paul II beatification in Rome: ticketing scam

3 April, 2020
Pilgrims to the Vatican and Rome for the beatification of Pope John Paul II on May 1st are being asked by Italian police to be careful of any ticketing schemes. They are emphasising that the beatification event is free, after…

Corpus Christi celebrated in Rome with flower festival

30 March, 2020
Celebrating Corpus Christi in Italy has been marked with the Infiorata festival in Genzano, Rome. The festival has been part of Rome’s city life for 231 years, starting with the preparation of the flowers on Friday, and then continuing through…

Vatican forgives John Lennon 'Beatles bigger than Jesus' comment

29 March, 2020
44 years after John Lennon famously declared that the Beatles were bigger than Jesus, the Vatican’s newspaper Osservatore Romano has published an article in which it discusses the pop phenomenon of the world famous British band. According to the paper,…

Easter in Italy: traditions and folklore

26 March, 2020
“Pasqua” or Easter in Italy is a very important festival and holiday for the nation, more so than Christmas, as the church and Italians mark the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.The period before Easter, starting with Carnival to mark…

The Holy Shroud of Turin goes on display

22 March, 2020
What is believed to be Christ’s burial cloth, the Turin shroud, is going on display at the Turin Cathedral until May 23. Pope Benedict XVI will pray before the shroud on May 2nd, although the Catholic church does not necessarily…

Become a Pope with "Vatican: The Board Game"

16 March, 2020
Dan Brown’s book, the Da Vinci Code, has got nothing on Dr. Stephen Haliczer’s game, Vatican: The Board Game. In a game that will test your theological and doctrincal knowledge, players attempt to reach the top of the Vatican to…