Posts Tagged ‘Vatican Museums’

Vatican court convicts climate activists for damaging statue

Thursday, June 15th, 2023

A Vatican court convicted two environmental activists of aggravated damage Monday and ordered them to pay more than 28,000 euros (NZ$49,000) in restitution. The ruling came after the activists glued their hands to the base of an ancient statue in the Vatican Museums in a protest to draw attention to climate change. The two members Read more

Man topples ancient Roman busts in Vatican museums

Monday, October 10th, 2022

A man toppled two ancient Roman busts in the Vatican Museums on Wednesday, causing moderate damage, before being stopped by staff and arrested, a museums source said. The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to discuss an ongoing investigation, said the man was in his 50s and had “behaved Read more

Pope opens his home to prisoners visiting Vatican

Thursday, June 24th, 2021
Angelus News

Several inmates from one of Rome’s prisons met Pope Francis at his home on Monday. The group (pictured along with their accompanying escort), met Francis at Casa Santa Marta early in the morning before visiting the Vatican museums. With them, they brought a basket of bread they had baked earlier in the day to give Read more

Vatican Museums release conservation ethics book

Monday, March 5th, 2018

A new book “Ethics and Practice of Conservation: Manual for the conservation of ethnographic and multi-material assets” has been released from the Vatican museums. The ethics and practice of conservation is the result of nearly a century of experience at the Anima Mundi Ethnological Museum. Read more

Mothers at the Vatican – their central role in the Church

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

ROME – Mothers and women have always had a central role in the Catholic Church. The Virgin Mary is the ultimate example of its devotion to motherhood, to the point that one could say that every day is Mother’s Day in the Vatican. Pope Francis, following the legacy of the previous two pontiffs, has taken Read more