This virtual presentation is hosted by Fr. Logue on the excavations beneath St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. Commonly called the Scavi Tour, these excavations began during World War II in a quest to find the tomb of St. Peter in a Necropolis dating back to the Roman Empire. While in seminary, Fr. Logue served for almost two years as an official guide of the Vatican Necropolis and will present a virtual tour as well as the history of the discovery.
Signs to departments
Martha and our host
Christian asks a question
Visit to Vatican News
Our host spoke very openly about Vatican News, which is not responsible for Vatican Press releases, but is part of the Vatican. They translate into 40 languages and include explanations for different cultures. She did say that one might expect an international pope like Francis to have an international team at Vatican News - but the head and all the senior management team are all Italians! Pope Francis visited Vatican News for the first time in 8 years earlier in 2021 and used his visit to criticise the German section. Our host has worked under 3 popes and has a great admiration for Pope Francis.
The Community of Sant'Egidio is a lay Catholic association dedicated to social service, founded in 1968 under the leadership of Andrea Riccardi. The group grew and in 1973 was given a home at the former Carmelite monastery and church of Sant'Egidio in Rome, Italy.