Last article of "Rome Notes"
May is the month when spring arrives in Rome in all its splendor, and citizens and visitors alike rejoice in the sunlight, scented jasmine and budding roses. Perhaps this is why one’s thoughts turn so easily to Mary during this, her special month. In that same spirit of cheerfulness, it seemed appropriate to offe...read more
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The resignation of Pope Benedict has opened a new episode in Church history and drawn worldwide media attention. All of us who are fortunate enough to work in the media are enjoying the honor …read more
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Unless you were in Milan or the Serbian city of Niš, chances are you probably missed celebrations to mark the 1,700th anniversary of the Edict of Milan. Yet this commemoration, which fell …read more
It would be impossible for me to describe all that the Vatican Museums have given me over the years. Explaining its vast collection has maintained my family; studying the myriad works has …read more