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

Vatican congratulates Trump and hopes his time in office "can truly be fruitful"

November 9, 2016. While speaking to Vatican Radio, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican Secretary of State, congratulated the new president and hoped that his government "can truly be fruitful."

A musical on St. Peter: Showing the life and mystery of the Church's first Pope

2015-01-30

Christians know that St. Peter believed that Jesus was the Savior and the Messiah. But what did  Jesus think of St. Peter?

The Italian musical titled 'The First Pope' wants to answer that question...

MARCO SIMEOLI
Director, "Il Primo Papa”
"The musical follows the story of Peter as told by Jesus...It's a fascinating story. Our main challenge was making it sound new.”

The musical features the highlights of St. Peter's life, starting with the moment he decided to follow Jesus in the Sea of Galilee...

"I will make of you a fisher of men.”

...All the way down to his martyrdom in Rome.

SIMONE SIBILLANO
St. Peter, "Il Primo Papa”
"It was complicated to show the different characteristics of this character, from his  passion to his humanity and his holiness.”

The team includes 18 actors and 12 dancers. The music is described as symphonic rock and its meant to give an inspiring glimpse into the life of the first Pope. 

Producers hope the show will inspire younger generations by teaching them about Church history through the arts. Charity is also a major element. 

TONY LABRIOLA
Author, "Il Primo Papa”
"We are doing this for charity. All the money from the play will be sent to the Vatican's Office of Papal Charities.”

"The First Pope” will be launched on April 25, in the Italian city of Verona, precisely in the city's Arena.  Afterwards, organizers hope the play will then be showed in Israel, Cuba, and U.S.


PM/PM/KLH 
MG/SDT Music
VM
-PR
Up: MPI
#Art