Tag: St Peter’s Square

Public returns to St. Peter’s Square; pope calls for defence of...

Only a few dozen people went to the square, which was reopened on Monday along with St Peter's Basilica following coronavirus lockdowns. They kept to social distancing rules and most wore masks.

Pope holds dramatic solitary service for relief from coronavirus

The Vatican called the service "An Extraordinary Prayer in the Time of Pandemic," a sombre echo of an announcement by Italian officials minutes earlier that the coronavirus death toll in the country had surged past 9,000.

This virus has built walls between people – Bishop Mario Grech

St Peter's Square was deserted and yesterday was closed off completely. This was the stark description of the heart of the Eternal City through the eyes of one Maltese who has become a veritable resident.

Pope wants to visit South Sudan next year, urges unity government

Pope Francis said on Sunday he wanted to make his postponed visit to South Sudan next year, and he urged the country's...

Vatican’s St. Peter’s Square gets 720-ton sand nativity scene

The traditional nativity scene in St. Peter's Square won't be so traditional this year. For the first time, it is made of sand -...