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Pope Francis advances eight new causes of sainthood

January 23, 2017. On January 20, Pope Francis met with Cardinal Angelo Amato, the prefect for the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to announce the publication of decrees for the advancement of eight causes of sainthood.

Holy See confirms investigation of Order of Malta

January 17, 2017. The Holy See has issued a statement Tuesday in response to "attempts by the Order of Malta to discredit” the new group established by the Vatican to conduct the investigation of why the Chancellor of the Order of Malta was asked to step down.

Pope sends condolences for victims of Turkish cargo jet crash

January 16, 2017. On Monday morning, a Turkish cargo plane has tragically crashed in Kyrgyzstan, killing dozens and hospitalizing many others. Many homes and vehicles in the small village are also destroyed. As a result, Vatican Secretary of State, Pietro Parolin has sent a message of condolences to the victims of the disaster on behalf of Pope Francis.

Pope Francis to meet with Palestinian president on Saturday

January 11, 2017. Pope Francis will meet with Palestinian president, Mahmud Abbas on Saturday, January 14, at the Vatican to inaugurate the new Palestinian embassy to the Holy See.

Former Director of the Vatican's school for diplomats, Justo Mullor dies

December 30, 2016. The smiling archbishop Justo Mullor died this morning in Rome, at the Pío XI Clinic. He was 84 years old.

Visiting the Holy Land in 3D


But if the graphics of the virtual tour don't seem real enough, one can also see images of many Holy Sites through an installed video camera. You'l also be able to take a journey to a IV century temple that was made under the rule of Constantine. But if virtual reality suites you, you can also visit the Chapel of St. Helena. It's said that she, the mother of Constantine, found fragments of the Holy Cross where Jesus died.

The tour then takes us to the Nativity Church in Bethlehem, where Jesus was born. The Church was built, where according to tradition, Mary gave birth to Jesus.
Now the site is surrounded by icons and chandeliers.

Another site to visit, is one that according to tradition, held the Cross where Jesus was crucified. It's a site where thousands of pilgrims come to pray every year.

The tour also has a section for children to play video games. Accompanied by a white dove that flies along the computer screen, children can visit all the Holy Sites and see a series of photographs.

If you're planning on visiting the Holy Land in person, the site also has an interactive map that shows all the places one must visit and also the key sites in Jerusalem that marked the life of Jesus. One of them is of course the 14 stations of the Cross, where Jesus carried the Cross as He walked to his death.

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