Tag Archives: St. Peter’s Basilica

Supposed Major Corruption At St. Peter’s Basilica (Vatican), But Cardinal Angelo Comastri Remains Unscated.

by Anura Guruge

Click image to access article in ‘National Catholic Reporter’. Google for more.

Click to ENLARGE & read here. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angelo_Comastri

A lot of serious stuff going on in this regard. One or more senior St. Peter’s Basilica officials are supposed to have been involved in some huge financial irregularities — much of it related to fancy/posh real estate outside of Italy, e.g., in the heart of London. Wow. Such hanky-panky used to the prerogative of the infamous ‘Vatican Bank‘. But, it now appears that folks working for St. Peter’s wanted some of the action — & financial gain — too. OK. The Vatican is no stranger to corruption. We get that.

What I am confused about is why Cardinal Angelo Comastri has been left in the clear. Ahhh! Doesn’t make sense to I. Yes, the Vatican does anything & everything to protect & Teflon coat cardinals — the Princes of the Church. But, can it carry on like this.

Stay tuned.

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by Anura Guruge

McDonald’s In The Vatican: Forget Pope Francis, What Would Jesus Say?

by Anura Guruge


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I am sure that other cardinals and many of the other prelates will welcome having a McDonald’s handy — just off St. Peter’s Basilica.

I could see the Pope dropping by for a burger and milk shake. This would be great publicity for McD. I really should buy some shares. I used to be a shareholder a few years ago, but got impatient.

I am sure Jesus wouldn’t have a problem provided they make sure to have plenty of the Fish Fillets on Friday.

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by Anura Guruge

Must See Light Show For Pope Francis, Projected Onto To St. Peter’s, For ‘Holy Year Of Mercy’ — Fiat Lux

by Anura Guruge

This was on December 8, 2015, the start of Pope Francis’Holy Year of Mercy.

It was funded by the World Bank Group ‘Connect4Climate‘ — and was themed to highlights Francis’ call for climate change.

Fiat Lux‘, Latin, translates to ‘let there be light‘.

The full official name of this literally quite brilliant initiative was: ‘Illuminating Our Common Home’.

My adoptive mother, a French resident for 18 years, and a huge fan of the genre would have called it a ‘Son et lumière’ (French for ‘light & sound‘).

Check it out. Definitely worth doing so.


Some Examples. Click to ENLARGE.



Ironic and I wonder how many prelates cringed. Buddhist monks projected onto St. Peter’s. Definitely a first and most likely the last.


Two must see videos, on YouTube, the first posted by the Vatican.
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by Anura Guruge

June 29, 2015: Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, Per Tradition, New Metropolitan Archbishops Will Receive Their Palliums.

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by Anura Guruge

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stpeterpalloThis is an honored and much revered tradition going back a very long time though there has been ‘minor’ changes in format of late. Nonetheless the handing out of the pallium ceremony will take place on Monday, June 29 — during the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul at St. Peter’s Basilica.

This year 46 new Metropolitan Archbishops from around the world, including Blase J. Cupich (Chicago) & John Charles Wester (Santa Fe), will get their palliums at that ceremony. It is assumed that Pope Francis will do the honors.