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S+L BLOG: St. Peter\'s Square



  Although it stands tall next to the obelisk in the middle of St. Peter’s Square every year, the Vatican’s Christmas tree is relatively new addition to the Holy See’s yuletide traditions. St. John Paul II introduced the Christmas Tree to St. Peter’s square in the early 80s. Why was the piazza bereft of a ...read more
Today on Perspectives, Pope Francis’ weekly general audience, his message for the 2015 World Day of Peace and the CCCB’s Christmas message. ...read more
Today on Perspectives, tragedy strikes Canada’s capital of Ottawa, Pope Francis holds his weekly general audience and the feast of St. John Paul II. ...read more
Today on Perspectives, a look back at Pope Francis’ weekly general audience, our Salt + Light team talks to pilgrims ahead of the upcoming Synod of Bishops and 43 seminarians are ordained to the diaconate at St. Peter’s Basilica. ...read more
This weekend, 120,000 members of lay movements and ecclesial associations are gathering in Rome to celebrate Pentecost and the Year of Faith. Around 150 different groups from around the world are registered for the events. Under the slogan, “I Believe! Increase our Faith”, the pilgrimage begins at the tomb of St. Peter on Saturday morning. ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: It’s May 13 and the universal Church celebrates the feast of Our Lady of Fatima. We also tell you about the three new saints who were canonized by Pope Francis at the Vatican yesterday. ...read more