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Travelling Italy: a beautiful Basilica in Rome

A great place to visit in Rome is the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels and the Martyrs (Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri). Located in Rome’s Piazza della Repubblica, it is just a short distance from Rome’s main … Continue reading

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Popes & Processes: Canonisations of Popes John XXIII & John Paul II

Vatican, Italy  In a series of firsts in the history of the Catholic church, two Popes – John XXIII and John Paul II – are set to become saints in a Vatican ceremony attended by two living Popes – Pope Francis … Continue reading

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Easter in Florence, Italy

Today marks the start of Holy Week, the run up to Easter Sunday on April 20th, 2014. It also sees the start of a range of interesting religious and cultural Easter-time customs in Italy. ‘Pasqua’ is the Italian word for … Continue reading

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Bishops check mates: Vatican survey on relationships

In a week in which Italians have been caught redefining the concept of a ‘quickie’ by seeking fast-track divorces abroad and Pope Francis has suspended the so-called ‘Bishop of Bling’, the Catholic church has also sent out a survey to … Continue reading

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Easter in Rome 2013

The Columba – traditional Roman Easter dessert With spring in the air and a new Pope in the Vatican, Rome is certainly a great and exciting place to visit this Easter…and that’s before we even start on the chocolate! Attending Mass … Continue reading

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Habemus Papam Franciscum: All your Pope Francis questions answered!

When white smoke emerged from the Vatican chimneys to signal the selection of a new Pope, loud cheers went out, church bells all around Italy sang out a joyous tune and there was palpable excitement on the streets. Those who … Continue reading

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Conclave at the Vatican

In light of the recent shock resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, the Vatican has announced today that it has already begun closing off areas of the Vatican for the upcoming Conclave. Here is the communication received by the Vatican:

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Roaming Rome: Villa Borghese

Just beyond the bustling city centre of Rome, just up beyond the Spanish Steps, is Rome’s largest public park, the Villa Borghese. Take a walk through on the weekend and you’re likely to be mingling amongst locals out enjoying their … Continue reading

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