St. Peter’s

THE POPE’S SWISS GUARD: FIVE CENTURY OLD TRADITION

THE POPE’S SWISS GUARD: FIVE CENTURY OLD TRADITION

Swiss Guard’s birthday was celebrated just few days ago in the Vatican City: 22 January traditionally marks the official recruitment of this corp by the Holy Seat in order to guarantee the Pope’s safety. A fascinating story is at the origin of these guards’ proverbial loyalty to the chief of…
ST. PETER’S WEARS NEW LIGHTS AT CHRISTMAS

ST. PETER’S WEARS NEW LIGHTS AT CHRISTMAS

A new lighting system has just been installed on St. Peter’s dome, which had appeared like wrapped into darkness in the past nights precisely because renovation works were going on. All is now completed, and the brand new lights will be inaugurated today 19 December at about 6pm by Pope…