February 22, 2018
Today is the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter (Cathedra Petri) , celebrated since at least the 9th century on 22 February.

April 2, 2017
Charlemagne was born 2 April 742 in what was then the Frankish Kingdom and died there in January 814.

December 3, 2016
Pope St. Zachary Ascended to the Papal Throne.

November 29, 2015
On 29 November 800, Charlemagne Arrived in Rome with a Mission to Investigate Corruption Charges Against Pope Leo III (r. 795-816).

July 21, 2015
On 21 July 1414, Francesco della Rovere was born near Savona.

January 22, 2015
The Italian banker and art patron Bindo Altoviti died on 22 January 1557 in his native Rome.

October 31, 2014
October 31 marks two important anniversaries for the Sistine Chapel in Rome.

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 18, 2013
On this day in 1419, painter Gentile da Fabriano requested a letter from Pandolfo III Malatesta , Lord of Fano, Bergamo and Brescia for safe passage to travel to Florence on horseback in the company of seven others.

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