Pope Attends an Event Organised by Bayerischer Rundfunk

VATICAN CITY, 3 DEC 2011 (VIS) – Yesterday evening in the Clementine Hall of the Vatican Apostolic Palace, the Holy Father attended a recital of the “Christmas Alpine Oratory” by the Bavarian composer Hans Berger. The performance was followed by a projection of the film: “From Heaven to Earth. Advent and Christmas in the Bavarian [...]

Benedict XVI Attends First Sermon of Advent

VATICAN CITY, 2 DEC 2011 (VIS) – At 9 a.m. today, the Pope and the pontifical family attended the first sermon of Advent delivered by Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa O.F.M. Cap., preacher of the Pontifical Household, on the theme: “Go into all the world and proclaim the good news”. This year’s sermons, which are taking place [...]

Pope Attends a Concert Organised by Cardinal Bartolucci

VATICAN CITY, 1 SEP 2011 (VIS) – Yesterday evening in the internal courtyard of the Apostolic Palace at Castelgandolfo, the Holy Father attended a concert in his honour organised by Cardinal Domenico Bartolucci, former director of the Choir of the Sistine Chapel. The programme included four pieces composed by Cardinal Bartolucci himself: the poem “Benedictus”, [...]

Benedict XVI Attends First Sermon of Advent

VATICAN CITY, 3 DEC 2010 (VIS) - At 9 a.m. today in the "Redemptoris Mater" chapel of the Vatican Apostolic Palace, the Pope and the pontifical family attended the first sermon of Advent. The theme of this year's meditations which were delivered, in keeping with tradition, by Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa O.F.M. Cap., preacher of the [...]