Posts Tagged ‘Vatican radio’

A Vatican Radio area blamed for electro-smog to become a solar farm

Monday, July 1st, 2024

Pope Francis decreed Wednesday that an area of northern Rome, long the source of controversy because of electromagnetic waves emitted by Vatican Radio towers, will now house a field of solar panels to fuel Vatican City. Citing the Vatican’s pledge in UN climate treaties to curb carbon emissions, Francis tasked a commission of Vatican officials Read more

Vatican Radio to launch web radio on 90th anniversary

Thursday, February 11th, 2021

Vatican Radio will launch a 24-hour web radio to mark its 90th anniversary on Friday. The web radio, debuting Feb. 12, will make Vatican Radio broadcasts available over the internet in English, Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, and Armenian. The broadcasts will also be available via the Radio Vaticana app. Vatican Radio already transmits via Read more

Vatican launches news bulletin in Latin

Monday, June 10th, 2019

The Vatican is to launch its first radio bulletin in Latin, with translators facing the challenge of how to render modern concepts such as the suicide bomber, mini-skirt and popcorn into the language of Horace and Cicero. The first five-minute bulletin will be broadcast on Vatican Radio on Saturday, becoming a regular weekly event. Continue Read more

Vatican Radio will take a minor role in future

Friday, November 4th, 2016

Vatican Radio will take a minor role in future, says Vatican journalist Sandro Magister of L’Espresso. Other communication forms will step up to replace it. Social media will form a big part of the new news service. The Jesuit-managed mainly short-wave radio broadcasts are translated into many languages. The station runs at an annual deficit Read more

Archbishop Dew says family synod freedom a welcome change

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Archbishop John Dew has contrasted the freedom of speech prevailing at the synod on the family with the atmosphere at a past synod. The Archbishop of Wellington told Vatican Radio that what is happening is very different from a synod on the Eucharist nine years ago. “ . . . I talked [then] about the possibility Read more

Vatican confirms second hacker attack, Anonymous claims responsibility

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

The Vatican has confirmed that its website suffered a second hacker attack in the space of six days but declined to comment on the event.

“It happened, but we have no comment to make on it,” the Vatican spokesman, Father Federico Lombardi, said.

The Anonymous hacker collective claimed responsibility for the attack Monday, which cut off access to the Vatican website for several hours and violated data on the Vatican Radio computer system.

Anonymous said the incursion into the Vatican Radio system was justified by the fact that the radio’s powerful transmitters sited in the countryside outside Rome constituted a health risk to people living in the vicinity.

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Cherie Blair promotes technology for women

Friday, October 21st, 2011

In an interview on Vatican Radio, Queen’s Counsel, human rights campaigner and wife of former Prime Minister, Tony Blair, spoke of her Cherie Blair Foundation for Women. The foundation helps women in Africa, the Middle East and South Asia to play an increasingly important role in their economies. She believes that through the use of Read more