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

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.
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:

Great Fire ravaged Rome 1950 years ago

2014-07-18

On the night of July 18, in the year 64 A.D., began one of the most devastating events in Imperial Rome. A man-made fire overtook the Eternal City's commercial zone, near Circo Massimo, and quickly spread across several neighborhoods. 

The cause for what is now known as the Great Fire of Rome remains unclear to this day. Historians uncovered contradictory witness accounts. Popular theories blame Emperor Nero, citing a fit of madness. But most historians agree the Emperor likely wasn't in Rome at the time.

Some accounts claim it was an accident. According to others, Nero blamed Christians, in order to justify their persecution.

The Great Fire burned for over six days, before residents were able to bring it under control. The number of victims is unclear, but estimated in the thousands. The blaze also displaced some 200,000 residents. In all, about 4,000 residential buildings and more than 132 villas were destroyed.


RCA
RR
VM
-PR
Up:RCA