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These are the names of the 17 new cardinals the pope appointed at the consistory

November 19, 2016. 13 of them are under the age of 80, and thus able to vote in a hypothetical conclave, and four of them are non-electors.

Vatican congratulates Trump and hopes his time in office "can truly be fruitful"

November 9, 2016. While speaking to Vatican Radio, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican Secretary of State, congratulated the new president and hoped that his government "can truly be fruitful."

Vatican strongly reacts to episcopal ordinations in China made without pope's permission

November 7, 2016. "In recent weeks, there has been a series of reports regarding some episcopal ordinations conferred without Papal Mandate of priests of the unofficial community of the Catholic Church in Continental China,” explains the Vatican in a letter signed by the Director of the Holy See Press Office, Greg Burke.

St. Valentine's Day Special: Wedding's at the Vatican


Jinane Kafrouny
Regency Wedding Planner

“We work with all types of weddings, from people of all nationalities, people from all over the world.”

The ceremonies are held inside the basilica’s Choir Chapel.

But according to Regency, a company that has organized wedding there for more than 23 years, the process starts months and months in advanced. It starts by sending all proper documentation to the Vatican including baptism, confirmation documents and a letter signed by the couples bishop with the perspective wedding dates.

Jinane Kafrouny
Regency Wedding Planner

“A certificate and a letter from a bishop that you can get married so you have to be recommended from their church that they are a good couple.”

Then, the couple must also contact their respective consulate in Italy for more paperwork to legalize the marriage and sign a check made out to St. Peter’s Basilica for 270 euros.

St. Peter’s Basilica presides over weddings at 10:30 in the morning on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursday’s and Fridays. It could be a long tedious process, but some say the result is worthwhile

Jinane Kafrouny
Regency Wedding Planner

It’s just amazing, it’s very beautiful, intimate as soon as you enter they close the door they have a wonderful organ we advise for them to have  tenor it’s just magical.”

A magical wedding inside the Church’s most significant basilicas, an idea of the picture perfect wedding in the heart of Christianity.