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Pope Francis gives the thumbs up sign

Pope Francis gives the thumbs up sign

Vatican Weekend for December 12, 2015

11/12/2015 13:00

(Vatican Radio) Vatican Weekend for December 12, 2015 features our weekly report on the general audience of Pope Francis and other  programmes which focus on jubilee rituals, the Last Judgement fresco in the Sistine Chapel, Saint Peter's Square and music for the third Sunday of Advent.

Pope Francis in St Peter's Square

Pope Francis in St Peter's Square

Vatican Weekend for November 21, 2015

20/11/2015 13:30

(Vatican Radio) Vatican Weekend for November 21, 2015 features a musical meditation focusing on the Feast of Christ the King, a virtual  tour of the Last Judgement fresco in the Sistine Chapel and a programme to mark the 50th anniversary of the promulgation of  'Dei Verbum'.

Michelangelo's depiction of Jonah in the Sistine Chapel

Michelangelo's depiction of Jonah in the Sistine Chape

Jonah in the Sistine Chapel

06/10/2015 14:12

(Vatican Radio)  During morning Mass at the Casa Santa Marta on Tuesday 6th of October Pope Francis mentioned Jonah, the Prophet artists love to depict. Among them Michelangelo whose artistic masterpiece of Jonah and the whale stands proud on the  walls of the Sistine Chapel.

Pope Francis

Pope Francis

‘Vatican Weekend’ for August 9, 2015

09/08/2015 15:40

(Vatican Radio) ‘Vatican Weekend’ for August 9, 2015 features a reflection on the  Sunday Gospel in a programme by the title of ‘There’s More in the Sunday Gospel than Meets the Eye’ presented by Jill Bevilacqua and a visit to the Sistine Chapel to admire some art work connected to Moses.

Sistine Chapel: separation of earth from the waters

Sistine Chapel: separation of earth from the waters

Sistine Chapel : God separates earth from the waters

15/06/2015 16:57

(Vatican Radio) Michelangelo’s series of masterpieces depicting Creation stand proud on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Among these the fresco in which God separates earth from the waters. Join Professor of Fine Arts, Breda Ennis, as she takes us on a virtual there.

Pope Francis

Pope Francis

'Vatican Weekend' for June 13, 2015

12/06/2015 09:04

(Vatican Radio) Vatican Weekend for June 13, 2015 features our report on the audience of Pope Francis with pilgrims from across the world and an effort to set the scene for the forthcoming encyclical of Pope Francis “Laudato Sii” or “Be Praised” which will focus on the environment.

Archive photo of the Sistine Chapel Choir with Pope Benedict XVI

Archive photo of the Sistine Chapel Choir with Pope Benedict XVI

Sistine Chapel Choir: ecumenical endeavors

21/05/2015 15:59

The Sistine Chapel Choir has been engaged in a series of ecumenically-oriented performances involving the Anglican and Orthodox Churches.  The papal choir announces a number of concert and singing engagements for May in the U.K. and in June in Rome...