We use our own and third party cookies to improve your user experience; by continuing to browse, we understand that you accept their use. You can get more information on our cookies policy.

Rome Reports

You are using an outdated browser

In order to deliver the greatest experience to our visitors we use cutting edge web development techniques that require a modern browser. To view this page please use Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer 11 or greater


LIVE: Pope prays the "Te Deum" at the end of the year and visits the Nativity in the Vatican

Shortly before five in the afternoon, Pope Francis will go to St. Peter's Basilica to pray the "Te Deum" for the year 2016. It is the prayer with which the Catholic Church gives thanks to God. He will then make his way to the Nativity scene located next to the obelisk in St. Peter's square to see it close-up and listen to Christmas carols.