Archive of November 17, 2018

Artists begin work on Vatican Christmas nativity – out of sand

Nov 17, 2018 - 04:25 pm .- The Vatican’s nativity scene will be a little bit different this year. In a departure from the traditional Neapolitan or Maltese figures of recent years, the scene of Christ’s birth will be entirely sculpted from sand.

Pope Francis: Include the Holy Spirit in art, theology

Nov 17, 2018 - 05:34 am .- In the face of the difficulties of the modern-age, artists and theologians need the inspiration of the Holy Spirit – the source of joy and hope, Pope Francis said Saturday, during the awarding of the 2018 Ratzinger Prize.

Pope creates class on ‘Sciences of Peace’ at Lateran University

Nov 17, 2018 - 04:01 am .- Pope Francis Monday established a curriculum in Sciences of Peace at the Pontifical Lateran University, involving the “pope’s university” because of the special bond it has with the Holy See in a project to “foster seeds of peace.”

Italian bishops’ conference establishes national center for youth protection

Nov 17, 2018 - 12:00 am .- With the intention of “providing a radical solution” to the sex abuse issue, the Italian bishops’ conference established Thursday a new center for youth protection, and pledged to update its 2014 guidelines on countering sexual abuse.