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Complete program of pope's trip to Fatima on May 12-13

March 20, 2017. The Vatican has published Pope Francis' program for his upcoming trip to Fatima.
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Pope Francis will travel to Egypt from 28 to 29 April 2017

March 18, 2017. In response to the invitation from the President of the Republic, the Bishops of the Catholic Church, His Holiness Pope Tawadros II and the Grand Imam of the Mosque of Al Azhar, Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed el-Tayyib, Pope Francis will make an Apostolic trip to the Arab Republic of Egypt from 28 to 29 April 2017, visiting the city of Cairo. The programme of the trip will be published shortly.
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Pope to meet with most powerful European leaders on March 24

March 3, 2017. On March 24 a historic meeting will take place between the pope and many of the most powerful heads of government throughout Europe. The meeting was announced by the Director of the Press Office of the Holy See, Greg Burke and will begin at 6 p.m. in the Sala Regia of the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican.

Vatican Museums to display reproduction of 2700-year-old Etruscan tomb in 3D

2013-04-08

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Gregorian Etruscan Section, Vatican Museums

 "We wanted to take the contents and the complex to the public, the most basic and heterogeneous. It was a great challenge and we did it by trusting the power of our imaginations, bringing together what every person has in common, two eyes, two arms and to explore and touch objects. To understand them through direct exploration, the way children learn when they arrive in this world.”

Organizers admit, it hasn't been easy to place every item, be it from metal, bronze or ceramic back in its place. So, some of the original items are displayed on the shelves of that very section of the Vatican Museum. Now, the next project could come in  3D.

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Gregorian Etruscan Section, Vatican Museums

 "We are completely open to ideas for the future. First, we need to see how the public reacts, if they are interested in this part of the Museum. Naturally, technology moves forward and we can imagine that this is a new frontier.”

The display also includes a soundtrack mixing older sounds with new ones. It includes music from flutes, bells and drums superimposed with cars, galloping horses or the crackling of fire.


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