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In five Catholic churches in the heart of Panama City, visitors can find kiosks that not only provide information about each church but also offer the benefit of a virtual tour guide.

Saints and bishops ‘come to life’ as tour guides at historic Catholic churches

Jun 13, 2024

By Diego López Colín

In the oldest section of Panama City, saints and bishops of the Catholic Church have “come to life” to offer... Read more

One of 100 ancient churches identified for preservation by France's Patrimony Foundation, this church is in Cachen, located within the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of southwestern France.

Rescue of more historic Catholic sites in France gets underway

Jun 4, 2024

By Solène Tadié

The danger that has been threatening France’s religious heritage for decades is becoming a matter of concern to the authorities... Read more

Outer details of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Chicago.

Catholics in Chicago work to preserve historic century-old parish

May 15, 2024

By Daniel Payne

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish will hold its final Mass on Sunday, May 19, before the parish merges with nearby... Read more

Illustation of St. Paul Outside the Walls in Rome, before the fire that destroyed it in 1823.

Remembering the devastating fire at St. Paul Outside the Walls 200 years later

Jul 14, 2023

By Vincenzo Randazzo

The 1823 destruction and subsequent rebuilding of the historic basilica is a testament of restoration and resilience. Read more

Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy, France.

Iconic Mont Saint-Michel Abbey celebrates 1,000 years

Jun 13, 2023

By Solène Tadié

Celebrations of the anniversary continue at the iconic historic pilgrimage site until fall of 2023. Read more

Tombs line the walls of the Catacomb of Pricilla beneath Rome, Nov. 20, 2012.

Google maps launch virtual tour of Roman catacombs

Nov 21, 2013

By Elise Harris

The internet's largest search engine has created a digital map of two large catacombs in Rome, hoping to expose users... Read more