- May 29, 2020
When people ask why the Vatican has an observatory, one Jesuit priest says it’s because it cannot afford a particle accelerator.
Experts from the Vatican Museums and the Pontifical Institute of Christian Archaeology turned to a string of outside professionals to help spiff up a site unearthed near the Basilica of St. Paul’s Outside the Walls 11 years ago.
Crux interviews Barbara Jatta, Director of the Vatican Museums and, depending on how one evaluates such things, arguably the highest-ranking woman in the Vatican.
The former lead singer of The Police, Sting, briefly met with Pope Francis during his weekly general audience before visiting the Vatican museums and Sistine chapel.
A team of Vatican restorers are completing the final phase of a 20-year effort to repair the sanctuary of the Holy Stairs and clean its 18,300 square feet of frescoes.
While art experts at the Vatican Museums had their doubts about the Met Gala, they rose to the defence of the Church’s artistic magnificence.