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Nicolás Maduro meets with the pope in surprise visit to Rome

October 24, 2016. Pope Francis met with Venezuelan president, Nicolás Maduro. The private visit took place in the midst of the "worrysome political, social, and economic situation the country is going through, which is having serious repercussins in the daily life of the people,” according to a statement from the Vatican.

Holy See and Vietnam begin their 6th bilateral meeting today

October 24, 2016. The sixth meeting between the Holy See and a delegation of Vietnam begins today to improve relations between the two states. The Vatican delegation is headed by Antoine Camilleri, while the head of the Vietnamese delegation is Bui Thanh Son, with Foreign Affairs. The last meeting between the two state delegations was in September 2014.
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Pope to award 2016 Ratzinger Prize to Inos Biffi and Ioannis Kourempeles

October 20, 2016. The winners of this year's Ratzinger Prize will be Inos Biffi and Ioannis Kourempeles. The former, an Italian priest, is an expert in Systematic Theology and History of Medieval Theology. The latter is Greek and an Orthodox. He is an expert in History of Dogmas and Dogmatic Theology. He will be the first Orthodox to be awarded the prize given by the Joseph Ratzinger Foundation, considered by many the Nobel Prize of Theology.
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Pope Francis sends his condolences to Thais after the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej

October 14, 2016. Pope Francis has sent a message to the Prime Minister of Thailand to express his condolences for the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej. He was 88 years old, and his reign spanned seven decades. Pope Francis said he is "deeply saddened” and he expresses his closeness to the members of the royal family and the Thai people.
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Pope sends 100,000 dollars for Hurricane Matthew victims

October 14, 2016. Through the Pontifical Council "Cor Unum", Pope Francis will send $100,000 to the victims of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti. The money will fund relief efforts in the first stages of recovery after the devastating effects of the hurricane. With this gesture, the pope wants to express his "closeness of spirit and fatherly support” to everyone in the affected area.
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Pope authorizes new decrees of heroic virtues for four potential saints

October 11, 2016. Pope Francis authorized the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to promulgate the decree of heroic virtues to four people, who are being investigated by the Church for possible sainthood. The decrees were given to the following "Servants of God:”
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Pope Francis rejects death penalty on Twitter: #NoDeathPenalty

October 10, 2016. The Pope has has given his support via Twitter to the World Day Against the Death Penalty. The following message can be read in each of his nine accounts, in their respective languages: "Punishment should necessarily include hope! #NoDeathPenalty.”
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Pope Francis announces Synod about youth and vocation

October 6, 2016. It will be held in 2018 under the name "Youth, faith, and vocational discernment.” Preparations for the second Synod of bishops convened by Pope Francis are well underway.

Theme chosen for 2017 World Communications Day

September 29, 2016. The theme for the 2017 World Communications Day has officially been announced. Coming from the book of Isiah, the theme is: "Fear not, for I am with you: communicating hope and trust in our time.”
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Pope will not be able to travel to Israel on Friday to attend the funeral of Shimon Peres

September 28, 2016. Despite the rumors that Pope Francis will travel to Israel to attend Shimon Peres funeral, the Vatican has issued a statement officially announcing a confirmation for the pope's scheduled visit to Georgia and Azerbaijan will remain as planned on Friday. The pope spoke warmly about the former leader and sent out a telegram of condolences:
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Pope's schedule during his trip to Sweden

September 27, 2016. Pope Francis will travel to Sweden next October 31 and November 1, for the occasion of the Lutheran–Catholic Common Commemoration of the Reformation.This will be the 17th trip of his pontificate.

Rome re-enacts Julius Caesar's assassination


2060 years later, Emperor Julius Caesar gets killed again in Rome this March.

This was represented by Gruppo Storico Romano theater next to the excavations of the area Largo Argentina. There, in the then Theater of Pompeii, it is believed that the first major assassination happened in history.

Senator Cimbro
"He was killed by a conspiracy of senators led by Brutus, who was his adopted son and his student, with Cassius, who was the soul of the conspiracy. It happened there, to be exact.”

It was the year 44 BC in the capital of the great empire of the time. Julius Caesar had reached a great power, but some of his enemies were in the Senate and began to conspire against him. Was this betrayal expected?

Julius Caesar
"It was a hectic era in that aspect, many were killed, so I'm sure he was not at ease, but I think that he did not expect it that day. Otherwise, he would not have gone.”

It was his dear Brutus that convinced him to go to the Senate, despite that fact that a soothsayer had warned him of the danger that awaited him this time of year, the Ides of March.

"The Ides of March have come, but they still have not finished.”

Some of the senators lust for power or their desires to restore the Republic resulted in the 23 stab wounds that Julius Caesar endeared. Although there was one stab wound in particular, as the story goes, that hurt him more than any other. 

"You too, Brutus, my son?”

Curio (faithful Senator of Julius Caesar)
"His followers did not know about this conspiracy. Then we got angry with the murderers because Julius Caesar was more admired than you might think. He was an extraordinary man who has bequeathed many ideas, even many years later, for interior and foreign policy.”

His story has been told thousands of times before, from the famous Shakespearean play to the stories of Asterix. Rarely, however, there is an opportunity to see it represented in the actual geography of where it took place.