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

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.
Vatican

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.
Vatican

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.
Pope Francis

Pope approves new decrees for the Causes of Saints

December 22, 2016. On Wednesday, December 21, Pope Francis authorized the following decrees for the Causes of Saints:

First in line to see the canonization... but not so fast!

2014-04-26

St. Peter's Square is abuzz with anticipation. Nestled up at the front, people are already settling in, staking their spots for the long hours ahead.

Joanna Jara
"We're gonna be here all night, hopefully, singing, praying, chanting... eating!”

Betty Lopez
"We only brought water, bread and our coats.”

By Saturday afternoon, entire patches of St. Peter's Square were littered with sleeping bags, flags, and people, praying, soaking up the sun, and having a good time.

Betty Lopez
"We all speak different languages, but we still talk among ourselves. I think a smile is a universal language.”

Loli Zepeda
"It's full of brotherhood. I see the love of God in each person. Without knowing you, they make you feel welcome, they hug you, take a photo, call you.”

However, these lucky few may not be so lucky after all. Vatican police empty out and close the Square each night, and Saturday will be no different. But dedication knows no bounds, at least for these groups.

Claire
"We know that the Square will be emptied in a few hours. We don't know where we're going. But the goal is to be here in the Square, tomorrow morning.”

Joanna Jara
"If they kick us out, like they said they would, we're gonna just sleep out there. And then come back at five in the morning again, and do it all over again.”

It seems nothing will keep away these campers. Not even dark clouds and threats of rain will dampen their mood, especially with this historic event, and the chance to see two living Popes, together, canonizing two other Popes. 


RCA
Fede
-GdP
-PR
Up: RCA