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Pope Francis in the Clementine Hall

Pope Francis in the Clementine Hall

Vatican Weekend for January 2, 2016

01/01/2016 12:30

(Vatican Radio) Vatican Weekend for January 2, 2016  features a tribute to Irish Jesuit  Fr Michael Paul Gallagher who passed away on November 6, 2015 in Ireland. The programme focuses on the theme of the Epiphany, on musical, artistic and linguistic notes.

Pope Francis

Pope Francis

‘Vatican Weekend’ for August 29, 2015

29/08/2015 11:06

 (Vatican Radio) ‘Vatican Weekend’ for August 29, 2015 features a visit of the Roman Church of San Giovanni dei Fiorentini, a programme which focuses on the figure of Pope John Paul I and a conversation with our popular ‘Latin Lover’ centred around Saints Augustine and Jerome.

Borromini's dome at 'Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza'

Borromini's dome at 'Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza

The corkscrew dome swirling high over Rome's skyline

09/04/2015 16:48

(Vatican Radio) The Church of ‘ Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza’ is a masterful baroque architectural wonder created by Borromini between 1642 and 1660.‘Its most striking element is the swirling corkscrew dome which interrupts the softness of  the Roman skyline rife with its rounded church domes. 

Pope Francis

Pope Francis

'Vatican Weekend' for April 11, 2015

09/04/2015 15:55

(Vatican Radio) 'Vatican Weekend' for April 11, 2015 presents a report on the weekly general audience of Pope Francis in Saint Peter's Square, features  on Jubilee rituals and Saint John Paul II and Divine Mercy. Other elements in the programme focus on art and scripture.

The 'Deposition' in Santo Stefano del Cacco

The 'Deposition' in Santo Stefano del Cacco

An artistic masterpiece housed in Santo Stefano del Cacco

12/03/2015 15:13

(Vatican Radio) Want to know more about the artistic secrets of sacred Rome? Well join Professor of Fine Arts Breda Ennis in the Church of Santo Stefano del Cacco as she shares with Veronica Scarisbrick her admiration for Perin del Vaga's depiction of the Deposition.