St. Peter’s

The Austrian Who Tossed The Pachamama Images in The Tiber

#3 Alexander Tschugguel The Austrian who tossed the Pachamama images in the Tiber “I only had one reason to do it: to defend the glory of God” On October 4, 2019, during a ceremony at the Vatican Gardens, a group of people were filmed bowing down before two wooden statues representing Pachamama, the “Mother Earth” goddess of [...]

Former Personal Secretary of St. John Paul II

#10 Emery Kabongo Kanundowi Former Personal Secretary of St. John Paul II “By Nature the African is a Very Spiritual and Believing Person" Emery Kabongo Kanundowi - Paul Chehade - Lysette Iglesias - Pauline Kashale Muanji - Solidary - Solidary Foundation To this day, in the midst of all of the politics, turmoil, and [...]

Monsignor Iacobone: Editor and Author

The volume La Basilica di San Pietro is whose brainchild? Mons. Pasquale Iacobone: Our friends at the publisher FMR/UTET, Dr. Fabio Lazzari and Marco Castelluzzo, proposed the idea because they had access to an exceptional corpus of photographs of St. Peter’s by Aurelio Amendola. It included photographs he’d taken in the past, in particular of the [...]

"He does not forget about each of us with a first and last name"

Pope Francis Angelus - St. Peter's Square - Vatican City, March 02, 2014 Dear brothers and sisters, hello! At the center of this Sunday’s liturgy we find one of the most comforting truths: divine providence. The prophet Isaiah presents it as an image of maternal love full of tenderness, and says this: “Could a woman forget [...]

"Consecrated life is an encounter with Christ"

Pope Francis Homily during the Mass for the 18th World Day for Consecrated Life - St. Peter's Basilica - Sunday, February 2, 2014 The Feast of the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple is also known as the Feast of the Encounter: the encounter between Jesus and his people. The liturgy tells of when Mary and Joseph brought [...]

Where to Eat: Restaurants in the Eternal City

Following our list of places to stay in the last issue of the magazine, we now provide this list of moderately-priced restaurants in the Eternal City. Many of our readers have asked for a list of this kind, and what is now offered is ample but not exhaustive. All of the following restaurants have been reviewed [...]