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Vatican will Open Historic, Pompeii-Like Necropolis to Public

Last edited 2nd February 2014

Few people are aware that under the Vatican you can find the historic necropolis of Via Triumphalis. It's a Roman cemetery located near the Circus of Nero, where, according to tradition, St. Peter was martyred. Starting this month of January, the necropolis will open to the public. It's so well preserved that experts often refer to it as a "Roman Pompeii.”

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Fate of Germany's 'degenerate art' revealed

Last edited 31st January 2014

They are popular works by some world renowned artists but to the Nazis these works were known as 'degenerate art' -seized and banned because Adolf Hitler hated modern art. Now for the first time the Victoria and Albert museum has published the lists which record what happened to the works after they were seized..

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500 Years of female portraits in western art (Classic Dump)

Last edited 29th January 2014

Music: Bach's Sarabande from Suite for Solo Cello No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007 performed by Yo-Yo MaNominated as Most Creative Video


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Holocaust Memorial Day: Let "Such Horrors Never Occur Again, for they are a Disgrace of Humanity"

Last edited 27th January 2014

Let "such horrors never occur again, for they are a disgrace of humanity," says Pope Francis in a hand-written letter to his friend, Buenos Aires Rabbi Abraham Skorka, on the occasion of Memorial Day, a day that commemorates the Holocaust.


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As a Teen, the Holy Father’s Father Gave Talks on the Papacy

Last edited 21st January 2014

Obviously oblivious to the fact that he would have a son who, one day, would become pope, a 17-year-old Mario Bergoglio actually became a sort of informal expert on the papacy, giving talks on the subject in his native Italy. He was even given a very good write-up in the local paper after his talk:


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2013: A Year that Rocked the Church

Last edited 6th January 2014

The year 2013 saw dramatic events in the life of the Catholic Church. A video by Catholic News Service!

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Fr. Robert Barron comments on The Council of Trent

Last edited 11th December 2013

This year is the 450th anniversary of the closing of the Council of Trent. It is one of the most important councils in the history of the Church, as well as the longest council by far, which was held in response to the Protestant Reformation. So what did they talk about, and why is it important for Catholics today? Watch this video with Fr. Robert Barron for more.

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Vatican Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the First Council Document Published

Last edited 11th December 2013

Many of the people inside Rome's Church of St. Anselmo were too young to remember the Second Vatican Council. But they heard from witnesses who vividly recall the first document the Council approved, Sacrosanctum Concilium, the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy. Arguably, this document may have changed Catholicism for everyday churchgoers, more than any other text from the Second Vatican Council.

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Ukraine’s Forgotten Tragedy

Last edited 25th November 2013

As Ukraine prepares to mark the 80th anniversary of "Holodomor," the man-made famine that killed millions of Ukrainians, the tragedy remains little known in the West. The famine swept through the Soviet Union in 1932-33 following Josef Stalin's forced collectivization of agriculture. Visit this article to read more.

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Historian: Catholic Church Pivotal in Rescue of Roman Jews

Last edited 17th October 2013

The efforts of the Catholic Church were undoubtedly decisive in the escape of most of Rome's Jews during World War II, according to a Jewish historian and columnist.


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