from Thinking Global:

Making history at the Vatican

March 12, 2013

I have covered far happier times for the Vatican. I reported on John Paul II’s pilgrimage through his native Poland some three decades ago, and I have been thinking about this while watching the Catholic Church’s 115 cardinal electors pray for divine inspiration on this historic day in Rome’s Sistine Chapel.

from MacroScope:

Euro gang of four – or three versus one?

By Mike Peacock
June 22, 2012

The euro zone’s big four meet in Rome with Germany's Angela Merkel likely to come under pressure from Italy's Mario Monti, Spain's Mariano Rajoy and France's Francois Hollande to loosen her purse strings and principles.

from FaithWorld:

Police send “holy” Roman robber to Queen of Heaven jail

July 15, 2011

(A prisoner stares out of a window at Regina Coeli jail in Rome August 4, 2006/Dario Pignatelli )

from FaithWorld:

Rome’s Pope John Paul statue slammed by critics, including Vatican daily

May 20, 2011

(A statue representing Pope John Paul II is unveiled outside Rome's Termini train station on May 18, 2011/Tony Gentile)

from FaithWorld:

Pope John Paul beatified before huge crowd at the Vatican

May 1, 2011

(A view of the crowd in Saint Peter's Square during the beatification mass for Pope John Paul II led by Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican May 1, 2011/Stefano Rellandini)

from FaithWorld:

Pilgrims make long, arduous trips to fete John Paul

May 1, 2011

(Pilgrims rest at St.Peter's Square in Rome April 30, 2011/Giampiero Sposito)

from FaithWorld:

Pope John Paul’s beatification stirs pride and hope in Polish Church

By Reuters Staff
April 18, 2011

(A procession at the Virgin Mary’s Offertory Minor Basilica in the centre of Wadowice, 22 May 2006/Tom Heneghan)

(A procession at the Virgin Mary’s Offertory Minor Basilica in the centre of Wadowice, 22 May 2006/Tom Heneghan)

from FaithWorld:

Vatican invites all to John Paul beatification, cites “ethical” Rome hotel prices

April 6, 2011

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(Catholic pilgrims hold up photos of the late Pope John Paul in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican January 16, 2011/Giampiero Sposito)

from FaithWorld:

Woody Allen jazzes it up for Rome Catholic hospital

March 29, 2011

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(Woody Allen plays the clarinet at a concert in Aviles, Spain, March 25, 2011/Eloy Alonso)

from FaithWorld:

German pope prays at World War II Nazi atrocity site in Rome

March 28, 2011

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(Pope Benedict XVI visits the Ardeatine Caves Memorial in Rome March 27, 2011/Grzegorz Galazka)