November 27, 2013
Recently restored frescoes in the Catacombs of Priscilla have stirred the debate about whether women were leaders in the early Christian church.

October 31, 2013
On this day in 1512, Pope Julius II dedicated Michelangelo’s Sistine Ceiling in Rome which shows scenes from Genesis flanked by Old Testament prophets, Roman Sibyls, and the ancestors of Jesus.

September 1, 2013
Martin Bailey reports in The Art Newspaper that Unesco has warned Italy that Pompeii will be placed on its “World Heritage in Danger” list unless immediate action is taken to halt degradation and preserve the site.

August 15, 2013
On this day in 1483, Pope Sixtus IV dedicated the Sistine Chapel to the Assumption of the Virgin , celebrated each year on 15 August.

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