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Here is a translation of Pope Francis' address to the members of the Pontifical Committee of Historical Sciences. The Holy Father received the committee in audience at 11:30am this Saturday at the end of their Plenary Assembly at the Vatican. *** Dear Brothers and Sisters, I meet with you at the end of your P...read more
Articles from section "History"
On 21 May 1972, Michelangelo's Pieta, exhibited to the public in St. Peter's Basilica, was attacked by a hammer-wielding tourist who had managed to elude the sanctuary's guards. …read more
The Roman Colosseum is the 39th most visited monument in the world. Four million visitors a year enjoy tales of blood and gore, but this spring the monument has taken on a new guise. A new …read more
Last Sunday Pope Francis took possession of the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls, the third of the four papal basilicas. ZENIT spoke with the former archpriest of the basilica, about …read more
This year again on Good Friday, the Colosseum was the magnificent framework of the Via Crucis, presided over by Pope Francis. But was the Flavius amphitheater a place of persecutions and …read more
After St. Peter's Basilica closed this evening, Francis visited the tomb of Blessed Pope John Paul II, on the eighth anniversary of his death. The Pope was accompanied by Cardinal Comastri, …read more