Photos: Astounding Subterranean Salt Cathedral in Poland

Think the age of the catacomb churches has come to a close? Think again: Via Kuriositas: Deep underground in Poland lies something remarkable but little known outside Eastern Europe. For centuries, miners have extracted salt there, but left behind things quite startling and unique. Take a look at the most unusual salt mine in the world. From the outside, Wieliczka Salt Mine doesn’t look extr... More

Photo: The Papal Washing of the Feet

This photo is from last year’s Holy Thursday (I believe) – this year’s liturgy has begun in Rome: I’ve been reading the Pope’s newest book, Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week, and enjoying it immensely. My goal has been to read along with the pope’s narrative of the final events of Jesus’ life in between attending Triduum liturgies this year. So far, so great!... More
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Photopost: The day a boy slipped past the Swiss Guards to greet the Pope

The pictures say it all: A boy runs to hug Pope Benedict XVI as he leads a weekly general audience in Paul VI Hall at the Vatican on Feb. 2. The boy managed to sneak through security to greet the pontiff. (Alessandro Bianchi / Reuters) Pope Benedict XVI greets a child during his weekly general audience on Feb. 2 in Paul VI hall at The Vatican. (Tiziana Fabi / AFP – Getty Images) A boy, ... More
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Photopost: Christmas Eve in Rome

Quiet images of Rome waiting for the little child’s birth: St. Peter’s Square at nightfall. Photo: Getty Images The Vatican’s nativity scene, with empty manger. Photo: Getty Images Pope Benedict holding a candle. Photo: Getty Images St. Peter’s Square, with Christmas Tree and Nativity Scene. Photo: AP Photo ...READ MORE... More
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