• Rome’s ‘city under the city’ reveals the pioneers of the faith

    Rome’s ‘city under the city’ reveals the pioneers of the faith

    • Jun 2, 2017

    Rome is popularly known as the “Eternal City,” but there’s an even older complex located beneath the teeming streets and piazzas of the modern urban space, formed by the catacombs. Explorers who have charted and made accessible those spaces have, in effect, excavated the stories of the pioneers of the Christian faith.

  • In the Vatican’s department for culture, women get their say

    In the Vatican’s department for culture, women get their say

    • Mar 7, 2017

    Acting on Pope Francis’s insistence on boosting the role of women in the Vatican, Italian Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, President of the Pontifical Council for Culture, has created a new “consultation” to ensure that the voices of 37 women are heard within his formerly all-male Vatican department.

  • Siblings arrested in cyberattack that compromised Vatican computers

    Siblings arrested in cyberattack that compromised Vatican computers

    • Jan 15, 2017

    Authorities suspect Giulio Occhionero and his sister Francesca Maria Occhionero, the two arrested for a cyber attack on the Vatican and others, may have ties to the Freemasons, because the malware used in the hack was called “Eye Pyramid,” believed to be a reference to the all-seeing eye of God, or Eye of Providence, a symbol typically associated with Freemasonry.