"All’inizio della Settimana Santa, Papa Francesco si è recato questo pomeriggio al Monastero Mater Ecclesiae per rivolgere a Benedetto XVI gli auguri di Pasqua. L’incontro ha offerto anche l’occasione al Santo Padre di porgere, con particolare affetto, gli auguri di compleanno al Papa emerito, che domani compirà 92 anni". La dichiarazione del direttore ad interim della Sala Stampa della Santa Sede Alessandro Gisotti conferma la tradizione che si rinnova ogni anno in questo periodo. .
📸 Vatican Media #papafrancesco#papa#santopadre#pontifex#vaticano#vatican#fede#vaticancity#benedetto
As night settles upon the City, darkness ascends. On this night, some two thousand years ago, Christians throughout the world are at one with that horrendous feeling of loss and abandon; for they found themselves helpless before the immensity of the days' events... embracing a sadness as the reality of the crucifixion sinks in. For most of them as this day ends, there is no comforting validation in the Promise that He will rise again... for they have yet to see.
Photo of #vatican at night taken on my Cannon70D #vaticancity#hope#spring#goodfriday
🇬🇧: Every year in Rome, a large crowd gathers on Good Friday for the stations of the cross, led by Pope Francis at the Colosseum
🇪🇸: Todos los años, el Viernes Santo en Roma, las estaciones de la cruz son dirigidas por el Papa Francisco en el Coliseo.
📸: (1 & 3) Daniel Ibáñez @dibanezgut (2) Ella Sullivan
Over twenty years I went to Rome and attended Palm Sunday mass. Pope John Paul ll had such a following; people screaming for him. A spiritual journey for many, a beautiful mass for all denominations.🙏🏻⛪️🕍🕌 #happyeaster#passover
If you want it bad enough, you stop at nothing to make it happen. For me, that is travel. I will, and have, sacrificed so much to see the world, and it is damn worth it. #noregrets
Vatican City marks country number 34 on my list.
Italy, a European country with a long Mediterranean coastline, has left a powerful mark on Western culture and cuisine. Its capital, Rome, is home to the Vatican as well as landmark art and ancientruins. Other major cities include Florence, with Renaissance masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s "David" and Brunelleschi's Duomo; Venice, the city of canals; and Milan, Italy’s fashion capital.