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Complete program of pope's trip to Fatima on May 12-13

March 20, 2017. The Vatican has published Pope Francis' program for his upcoming trip to Fatima.
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Pope Francis will travel to Egypt from 28 to 29 April 2017

March 18, 2017. In response to the invitation from the President of the Republic, the Bishops of the Catholic Church, His Holiness Pope Tawadros II and the Grand Imam of the Mosque of Al Azhar, Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed el-Tayyib, Pope Francis will make an Apostolic trip to the Arab Republic of Egypt from 28 to 29 April 2017, visiting the city of Cairo. The programme of the trip will be published shortly.
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Pope to meet with most powerful European leaders on March 24

March 3, 2017. On March 24 a historic meeting will take place between the pope and many of the most powerful heads of government throughout Europe. The meeting was announced by the Director of the Press Office of the Holy See, Greg Burke and will begin at 6 p.m. in the Sala Regia of the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican.

New technology in Rome takes tourists 2,000 years back in time


Technology is making its appearance in the world of museums, and one of the most ancient monuments in Rome, Ara Pacis, is spearheading an innovative group that is breaking new ground in this area. 

Ara Pacis is one of the masterpieces of Ancient Roman art, but it was impossible to see it in all its splendor until today, thanks to augmented reality.

Museo dell'Ara Pacis (Rome)
"Used for the first time in a monument in Rome, it sheds light on the historical connections of the monument; the purposes the monument served, applying, through a 3D reconstruction process, a new layer to the monument itself.”

Thanks to these goggles, the viewer is able to see Ara Pacis as it was 2,000 years ago, when the Roman Senate commissioned it to celebrate the return of Emperor Augustus from wars in Hispania and Gaul.

The bright colors give the monument a different feel, more impressive, remarkable and lifelike.

The technology of augmented reality is opening many doors for museums and monuments all over the world. Ara Pacis is pioneering a new trend in the world of museums that will help people admire and better understand the treasures of the past.