Sistine Chapel - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Sistine Chapel


November 1 in history

Nov 01, 2014 - 1:30 PM

Apart from the dead and the blessed history shows that there are other important milestones in the past that are also worth commemorating on November 1

A whole new light: High-tech makeover for Sistine Chapel

Oct 30, 2014 - 12:27 PM

Angels Sybils and prophets in blues pinks and golds once lost in the gloom are brought into sharp relief by 7 000 LED lamps designed specifically for the prized chapel

MAGNIFICENCE, HIGHLIGHTED. An interior view of the Sistine Chapel with a new LED lighting display in Vatican City, 29 October 2014. Claudio Peri/ANSA/Musei Vaticani/EPA

Sanctions eyed vs priest who shamed unwed mom

Jul 08, 2014 - 3:28 PM

The Redemptorists of Cebu slam such an unacceptable act and apologize to the family of the mother shamed by Fr Romeo Obach

Multimedia tour of PH’s ‘Sistine Chapel’

Mar 30, 2013 - 3:56 PM

Step inside the Philippines Sistine Chapel in this 10 step multimedia tour

Argentine dictatorship hounds Pope Francis

Mar 18, 2013 - 10:40 PM

World leaders hail the election of Argentine cardinal Jorge Bergoglio to the papacy But it also raises questions about the new Pope s role in Argentina s Dirty War

'Hello? This is Pope Francis'

Mar 16, 2013 - 3:21 PM

Shunning VIP treatment Pope Francis shocks a porter who took his personal phone call

Pope shows simplicity in unscripted homily

Mar 15, 2013 - 3:16 AM

In an unscripted 7 minute homily Pope Francis uses metaphors like a pitiful NGO and children building sandcastles

Low-key Pope leads troubled Church

Mar 15, 2013 - 1:04 AM

Pope Francis begins his papacy in the face of controversies like Vatileaks What challenges await him?

Pope Francis to Tagle: High hopes for PH

Mar 14, 2013 - 4:48 PM

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle meets Pope Francis for the first time since the latter s election as pope

Pope Francis known as champion of poor

Mar 14, 2013 - 3:16 AM

4th UPDATE Known to live a simple life Argentina s Jose Mario Bergoglio is the first South American pope in history

Habemus papam: There is a new pope

Mar 14, 2013 - 2:07 AM

3rd UPDATE The new leader of the world s 1 2 billion Catholics is expected to deliver a speech in an hour

What kind of Pope are Vatican locals looking for?

Mar 14, 2013 - 1:57 AM

Rappler talked to Vatican City locals Irene Conti and Alessandro Sottilaro and asked what kind of Pope they hope will be elected

Chimney, seagull steal #NewPope thunder

Mar 14, 2013 - 1:48 AM

A day after the conclave began spinoff characters @SistineSeagull and @ConclaveChimney argue on Twitter

REPLAY: Waiting for the #NewPope

Mar 14, 2013 - 12:16 AM

Habemus Papam Franciscus Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio archbishop of Buenos Aires Argentina is the new pope of the Catholic Church

When mortals elect a pope

Mar 13, 2013 - 11:33 PM

While Catholics believe it is divinely inspired factors like politics and gossip also shape the conclave

Black smoke again: No new pope yet

Mar 13, 2013 - 6:41 PM

Black smoke emerges from the Sistine Chapel indicating that cardinals have failed to elect the 266th leader of the Catholic Church

Hoping for a pope on rainy 2nd day of conclave

Mar 13, 2013 - 6:30 PM

Catholics gather from the early morning in St Peter s Square for the first full day of a conclave to elect a pope

How Vatican produces black, white smoke

Mar 13, 2013 - 2:33 AM

The famous smoke from a chimney is not created just by burning used ballots the Vatican says

Black smoke after 1st conclave vote

Mar 12, 2013 - 11:49 PM

UPDATED The 115 cardinal electors fail to elect a pope after the first round of voting in the historic conclave

AFP Photo

Cardinals pray for unity before conclave

Mar 12, 2013 - 10:28 PM

Cardinals pray for unity and pledged allegiance to whoever will be the next pope at a grandiose Mass in St Peter s Basilica ahead of a historic conclave

'POLLING PRECINCT.' Cardinals hole up in the Sistine Chapel starting March 12 until they elect a new Catholic leader. File photo from AFP

INFOGRAPHIC: How a new pope is elected

Mar 12, 2013 - 7:28 PM

What happens during the secretive conclave that elects the 266th Catholic pontiff?

Elaborate rituals to elect 266th pope

Mar 11, 2013 - 10:15 PM

A secret ballot the threat of excommunication and the iconic white smoke among others characterize the 700 year old tradition to happen March 12

Prepping for 'Papal Fever' online

Mar 11, 2013 - 5:52 PM

Here are Rappler s tips for setting up your own personal conclave information feed

PAPAL PREPARATIONS. Here are some ways to keep tabs on the papal conclave.

Vatican readies Sistine Chapel for conclave to elect pope

Mar 09, 2013 - 10:01 AM

The giant window of the Sistine Chapel has been blacked out to prevent anyone being able to spy on the conclave and scrambling devices have been installed to prevent any type of communication with the outside world

AFP Photo

No date decided for conclave to elect new pope

Mar 06, 2013 - 11:44 PM

US cardinals in Rome also abruptly cancelled media briefings on Wednesday in a victory for pre conclave secrecy as workers readied the Sistine Chapel for a historic ceremony to elect the next pope after Benedict XVI s resignation