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The three great archangels of the Bible: Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael

Sep 29, 2023

By Daniel Payne

Today, on the feast of the archangels, we celebrate the powerful helpers sent by God throughout salvation history. Read more

The newly restored Hall of Constantine in the Vatican Museums, June 1, 2020.

Vatican Museums reopening unveils restored Raphael Rooms

Jun 2, 2020

By Courtney Mares

The Vatican Museums reopened Monday revealing newly restored frescoes in the Raphael Rooms depicting scenes from early Church history to... Read more

The Transfiguration by Raphael. Public domain.

Raphael revisited: Vatican offers virtual tour 500 years after artist's death

Apr 6, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Today marks the 500th anniversary of the death of Raphael, the Renaissance painter responsible for “The School of Athens” and... Read more

Detail from the The Battle of the Milvian Bridge in the Hall of Constantine showing an allegorical Justice, lately found to be the work of Raphael, c. 1520.

Art experts solve Renaissance mystery in papal palace

Jul 12, 2017

Two works painted by Renaissance master Raphael have been newly identified after art experts restored famous frescoes in the Apostolic... Read more