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Rome: Vatican Museums Reopen Their Doors

Rome: Vatican Museums Reopen Their Doors

After being closed for three months, tourists are now able once again to visit the Vatican Museums “safely” for the first time since June 1, 2020. Sanitary measures for the safety of visitors and staff, and new hours of operation have been established. All those who have access to museums are therefore subject to body temperature control, and visitors are ... Lire la suite »

France: Overview of the 2020 Priestly Ordinations

France: Overview of the 2020 Priestly Ordinations

On June 29, 2020, at the Saint Pius X International Seminary in Ecône, Switzerland, six French men will be ordained priests for eternity: but, more generally, what about priestly ordinations in France this year? “The love for the Heart of Jesus is the priesthood,” said St. John Marie Vianney. The month dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Our Lord is ... Lire la suite »

Angry Protesters Attack California Apostle

Angry Protesters Attack California Apostle

In the United States, the protests over racial injustice are turning their sights on statues of alleged oppressors, including a celebrated Spanish Franciscan missionary that a hundred rioters attacked on June 19, 2020, in San Francisco. The statue of Junipero Serra carrying the cross erected in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco was overthrown and trampled on by the vandals. ... Lire la suite »

Feast of Saint John the Baptist

Feast of Saint John the Baptist

He is the son of the priest Zacharias and Elizabeth, the cousin of the Blessed Virgin. His birth is solemnly celebrated every year by the Church on June 24th. The solstices were the occasion for pagan feasts where fires were lit to honour the star that gives us light. The Church christianized these rites by seeing in them a symbol ... Lire la suite »

Hommage à Ouassini Bouarfa, le seul soldat d’origine algérienne à avoir pris part au Débarquement

Hommage à Ouassini Bouarfa, le seul soldat d’origine algérienne à avoir pris part au Débarquement

A l’occasion du 76ème anniversaire du D-Day libérateur, le nom d’un valeureux Béret vert, engagé dans le célèbre commando Kieffer – le très sélectif commando de Fusiliers marins créé en 1942 en Grande-Bretagne par la France libre et placé sous la houlette du capitaine Philippe Kieffer – mérite d’être exhumé des oubliettes de l’histoire.Un nom, à la consonance venue d’ailleurs, ... Lire la suite »

L’héritage islamique du Portugal exhumé de l’oubli et mis en pleine lumière

L’héritage islamique du Portugal exhumé de l’oubli et mis en pleine lumière

Depuis près d’une décennie, dans un Portugal où les traces de la présence et de l’influence arabo-musulmanes, longues de cinq siècles, ont été effacées, et pas seulement sous l’effet de la lente érosion du temps, des historiens, écrivains et autres archéologues s’emploient à faire renaître de leurs cendres les vestiges de ce riche passé. Un passé encore si prégnant, malgré ... Lire la suite »

Benedict XVI Flies to Bavaria

Benedict XVI Flies to Bavaria

The former sovereign pontiff Benedict XVI visited Regensburg, Germany, on June 18, 2020 to be at the bedside of his gravely ill, 96-year-old brother, Msgr. Georg Ratzinger. The first time that we are aware of for the pope emeritus, suffering from the weight of the years, to have left his retirement to return to Bavaria since his resignation. The entourage ... Lire la suite »