On Anniversary of Tsunami, the Vatican Remembers with Mozart

Tsunami

Three years after the earthquake and tsunami which afflicted Japan in 2011, Rome remembers with music. Organized with the support of the Japanese embassy to the Holy See, "Mozart's Requiem for Japan from the Vatican" will be held today in the Basilica of St. Paul Outside-the-Walls.  The Gioacchino Rossini Symphony Orchestra of Pesaro and the San Carlo choir, also from Pesaro, will perform Mozart's Requiem under maestro Daniele Agiman.The tsunami which flooded Japan's eastern coastal … [Read more...]

Work Toward the Common Good, Pope Exhorts

“In communion with your bishops I invite you, the lay faithful, not to fail to use your skills and responsibilities to contribute to the construction of the common good.”A big challenge from the Pope!  At the Angelus on Sunday, October 9, Pope Benedict exhorted lay Catholics to work toward the good of society. And our Holy Father, speaking in Calabria, in the south of Italy, led by example:  After lunch with local bishops at the episcopal residence of Bishop Luigi Antonio Cantafora, bishop of … [Read more...]


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