What's this? / Report Bad Ads
Latest News
Vatican

Vatican establishes diplomatic relations with Mauritania

December 9, 2016. The Vatican will establish diplomatic relations with Mauritania. This African country is an Islamic Republic extremely hostile towards Christians.
Vatican

Vatican launches new website for the Protection of Minors from sex abuse

December 6, 2016. The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors (PCPM) has launched a website to provide the public with information about their mission: "the effective protection of minors and a commitment to ensure their human and spiritual development.”
Pope Francis

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.

Sistine Chapel prepared for Conclave

2013-03-11

The ramp, tables and chairs where they will sit, as well as the presidential table for three scrutineers chosen at random, are in place. There is another table set aside for the Gospels, where each cardinal will take an oath of secrecy on whatever happens inside the Conclave.

The smoke announcing to the world the end of the conclave, and the election of a new Pope, will stream out of this chimney. It is about four feet tall and was first used in the 1939 conclave that elected Pius XII. Since then, the dates of each fumata bianca, or white smoke, it announced are engraved on its sides.

Working around the clock, Vatican handymen also prepared the balcony at St. Peter's Basilica, to welcome the new Pope. With the help of a fire truck, the workers put up the red velvet drapes through which the new Pope will walk through to introduce himself and deliver to the world his first blessing as Pope.


BR/RCarr
SN
ND
- PR
U:VIC