The Pontifical Academy for Life has made a powerful anti-racism statement with a ‘Black Lives Matter’ Pietà.
Religious tourism is among the oldest forms of planned travel and to this day remains a huge industry.
Turkey is showing disregard towards Christian cultural heritage and failing to fulfil its promise to maintain free access to Hagia Sophia, Nikolay Balashov, an archpriest of the Russian Orthodox Church, told Sputnik on Friday, addressing Ankara’s latest decision to convert another former church into a mosque.
Ever since the reversion of Hagia Sophia back into a mosque, the Muslim call to prayer has been resounding from its minarets.
Since its origins in the sixth century A.D, the Hagia Sophia has served as a church, a mosque, and, since 1934, a museum.
The Serbian Orthodox Patriarch has launched a last-minute appeal for joint Muslim-Christian worship in Hagia Sophia, in what would be, on his judgment, a sign of “historical symbiosis, tolerance and trust”.
The portrayal of Jesus as a white, European man has come under renewed scrutiny during this period of introspection over the legacy of racism in society.
Are the ‘Our Lady of COVID’ images that have sprung up during the pandemic a “message of hope” or a “blasphemous provocation”? That’s the debate that has arisen in Italy, where popular opinion on the icons is divided.
As Holy See authorities ease restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Vatican Museums and the Gardens of the Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo are reopening their doors to welcome back the public after more than two long months of closure.
The Holy See Press Office announced that the Vatican Museums and the Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo will reopen their doors to the public on June 1.
Pope Francis presided over Mass at the Casa Santa Marta on the Thursday of the Fourth Week of Easter.
In today’s General Audience, the Pope deplored the plight of farm workers – among them “many migrants” – who are “harshly exploited” in the Italian countryside.
We need art, and we need artists. Before I met Guido Dettoni della Grazia, I would have said, too, that we need artist to inspire us to “change” the world and to make it a better place.
Pope Francis introduced morning Mass on Monday of the Third Week of Easter, with special thoughts for artists.
An Italian bishop has condemned “anti-Semitic regurgitations” in the Church after a “traditionalist” Catholic unveiled a painting depicting the blood libel.
The Italian Bishops have come up with a series of guidelines for deconsecrated churches, in which they urge that redundant places of worship be converted into libraries and community centres before into hotels, houses, discos or casinos.
God comes to meet us “wherever there is hunger and thirst for peace, hunger and thirst for justice, freedom and love”, Pope Francis said December 13.
A German expert is defending a controversial crucifix in a Mönchengladbach church with a headless lamb carcass for the body of Christ.
A court has told a Czech cardinal he must rise above blasphemous “insults” contained in a theatre play for the sake of democracy and freedom of expression.
A Polish artist is decrying with a new show the Church’s incitement of “hatred” towards LGBT+ people.