Tag Archives: St. Peter’s Square

Of Nativity Scenes and Vatican Budget Cuts

Over the last years we have learned that the St. Peter’s Square nativity scene has often cost upward of half a million euro. There has been not a little graft involved.
We also know that the Holy See has some money … Continue reading

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Of the Vatican and Merry-Go-Rounds. No… really…

I am not a fan of huge outdoor Masses, even… especially… in St. Peter’s Square… which is a parking lot.
Today, however, it is more than a parking lot.
I am not making this up.
You can’t make this up.
There is a carnival … Continue reading

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The webcam pointed at St. Peter’s Square in Rome shows something I only saw a couple times in all my years in Rome.

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