The hot priest calendar, or the Calendario Romano, as it is formally known, has become a cult souvenir for anyone visiting Italy. But the Vatican has nothing to do with it.
The Vatican is doing damage control after the Pope’s official Instagram account ‘liked’ a rather risqué post of a scantily dressed model.
Dictators have a tendency to leave behind a warped legacy – inequality often becomes overshadowed by extravagance, and Former Ivory Coast dictator Félix Houphouët-Boigny was no different. Felix was the country’s first post-colonialism president, and was immensely popular for the 33 years that he ruled the country. The leader amassed quite a fortune during his time […]
Tens of thousands of people watched as two children standing either side of Pope Francis released two white doves in a symbolic appeal for peace in Ukraine. At that point, a seagull and a large black crow swept down, and attacked the doves.
Last week Pope Francis said in his homily that “everyone” will be redeemed. But now the Vatican’s spokesperson Rev. Thomas Rosica is taking a step back to “clear up” the remarks made by the Pope.
Ever wondered what the tomb of St Peter looks like? The floor of the vatican is just the roof that covers the tomb of St Peter as well as the many Popes that have lived before us. Deep in the earth below the great basilica of St. Peter’s in Rome the clink of pickaxes and the scrape […]
The Vatican is worth a few bob, hell, they are their own city and do things pretty much as they please. Generally always shrouded in a bit of mystery, there a few quirks to some of the millions that have been acquired over the years.
Pope Benedict XVI tweeted for the first time yesterday from a personal Twitter account. This follows last week’s announcement by the Vatican that Benedict would begin posting messages on Twitter in eight languages under the handle @pontifex – a Latin term for pope that means “bridge builder.”
The Vatican recently launched an investigation into seven priests from the Legion of Christ for abuse of minors, another two priests are being investigated for other crimes. This marks the first known Vatican action against priests following a similar, high-profile case.
It might not be obvious, given his stature as the head of the Catholic Church, but in Italy Pope Benedict XVI is considered quite the fashionista. He prefers red fedoras and tailored red shoes, apparently gets quite picky about the cut of his robes, and now, according to the Italian press, he even has his own scent.