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While Pope Francis has often extolled the beauty of saints, holiness and faith, over the last few weeks (to the joy of this art historian) he has twice devoted his attention to the power of …read more
The U.S. National Security Agency has denied it targeted the Vatican by tapping the phones of the Pope and senior Vatican officials, saying the allegations, published in the Italian magazine …read more
In 1607, Caravaggio painted the masterpiece of The Seven Works of Mercy for the Pio Monte della Misericordia in Naples. In a dark, chaotic Neapolitan alley, a twisting knot of figures perform …read more
Rome can be an expensive place to live, but visiting the Eternal City doesn’t have to break the bank. With the arrival of low-cost air tickets, many tourists come to Rome every year and …read more
Italy celebrates a National Down Syndrome day during the first half of October (as opposed to the International Awareness day on March 21), and these occasions always seems like a good moment …read more