Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Peter Comensoli, the Bishop of the Diocese of Broken Bay, as the ninth leader of the Archdiocese of Melbourne. He will replace retiring Archbishop Hart who has held the position since 2001.
The icy barren landscape that fills much of Antarctica is the most remote and harshest place on earth. But even in this unforgiving terrain, the explorers and scientists still find time to prioritise their faith. The eight churches used for religious practice in Antarctica are the southernmost places of worship in the world.
Vatican City is a city-state within the city of Rome, Italy. It is home to both Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and is a veritable monument to Catholicism's influence on architecture. It is where you will find the Vatican museums which house a number of ancient Roman sculptures including “Laocoon and His Sons”.
The annual Met Gala, which is often called ‘fashion’s biggest night of the year,’ and which has been described as the Oscars of the fashion world, has turned to the Catholic Church for its inspiration.
As most of us know, the Star Wars franchise depicts the adventures of characters “a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away,” and has amassed such a huge and devout following, it is often likened to a religion. It turns out, the feverence of Star Wars fans isn’t the only commonality between Star Wars and Catholicism.