Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Rome meets the world April and May 2019

An international event, a trip around the world in the spirit of joy, music, food and wine, traditions, the excellence of some of the most fascinating countries in the world ... all within the evocative context of the eternal city: Rome.
An itinerant journey through culture, art, folklore traditions, music and flavors!

Dates: 25-26-27-28 April and 1-4-5 May


Pavilions: 6, 8, 10



Where: Nuova Fiera di Roma /

Thursday, 18 April 2019

Easter 2019: Rome church services in English


English-language religious services in Rome and the Vatican during Easter Week 2019.

Vatican ceremonies  
18 April. Holy Thursday. Chrism Mass, Vatican Basilica, 09.30.
19 April. Good Friday. Papal Mass, Vatican Basilica 17.00, Way of the Cross, Colosseum 21.15.
20 April. Holy Saturday. Easter Vigil, Vatican Basilica 20.30.
21 April. Easter Sunday Mass, St Peter’s Square 10.00. Urbi et Orbi blessing 12.00.
All Saints’ Anglican Church, Via del Babuino 153/b, tel. 0636001881.
18 April. Maundy Thursday Eucharist. 19.00.
19 April. Good Friday – Three Hours' Devotion. 15.00.
21 April. Easter pre-dawn Eucharist 05.30. Easter ceremony 10.30.
Ponte S. Angelo Methodist Church, Piazza Ponte S. Angelo 68, tel. 0668768314.
19 April. Service with the Lord's Supper 19.00
21 April. Easter Day Communion 10.30.
Pontifical Irish College (Roman Catholic), Via dei SS. Quattro 1, tel. 06772631.
Liturgies for Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Vigil will be celebrated at S. Silvestro in Capite (see below)
21 April. Easter Sunday 10.00.

Rome Baptist Church, S. Lorenzo in Lucina 35, tel. 066876652.
18 April. Maundy Thursday 19.00.
19 April. Church open 07.00-19.00 for personal prayer.
21 April. Sunrise Service at Pincio 07.00. Worship service in church 10.30.
St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church of Scotland, Via XX Settembre 7, tel. 064827627.
18 April. Maundy Thursday Communion and supper 19.00.
21 April. Easter Sunday worship 11.00.
St Isidore’s College (Roman Catholic), Via degli Artisti 41, tel. 064885359.
21 April. Easter Sunday 10.00.
St Francis Xavier del Caravita (Roman Catholic), Via della Caravita 7.
21 April. Easter Sunday 11.00.
St Paul’s Within-the-Walls (Episcopal), Via Nazionale, corner Via Napoli 58, tel. 064883339.
18 April. Maundy Thursday 19.00.
19 April. Good Friday 19.00.
20 April. Easter Vigil 20.00.
21 April. Holy Eucharist 10.30.
S. Silvestro in Capite (Roman Catholic), Piazza S. Silvestro 1, tel. 066797775.
18 April. Holy Thursday 17.00.
19 April. Good Friday Liturgy 17.00.
20 April. Easter Vigil 20.00.
21 April. Easter Sunday 10.00, 17.30.
St Patrick’s American Church (Roman Catholic), Via Boncompagni 31, tel. 0642014554.
18 April. Holy Thursday 18.00.
19 April. Good Friday 18.00.
20 April. Easter Vigil 20.00.
21 April. Easter Sunday 09.00, 10.30.
Venerable English College (Roman Catholic), Via di Monserrato 45, tel. 066868546.
18 April. Mass of the Lord’s Supper. 19.30.
19 April. Solemn Celebration of the Passion 15.00.
20 April. Easter Vigil 21.30.
21 April. Easter Sunday 10.00.
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Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Greta Thunberg in Rome to lead climate change rally

Greta Thunberg, the teenage Swedish activist at the head of a worldwide youth movement against climate change, will lead a rally in Rome on Friday, April 19th.

Thunberg, 16, will address demonstrators in Piazza del Popolo, the central square where Italian activists have been gathering for weekly 'Fridays for Future' rallies.
The movement has spread to thousands of cities around the world since Thunberg first began camping out next to the Swedish parliament in Stockholm with a hand-written sign: "School strike for climate". 

"We hope that politics understands that the time has come to listen to scientists who abroad and in Italy remind us that there is no time to lose," said Fridays for Future Roma, the association of young activists that is organizing Thunberg's visit. 
Nearly 1,500 people have promised via Facebook to attend the event, which is expected to be the biggest of its kind in Italy since students all over the country joined a global school walk-out one month ago.

The organizers seeking donations to install a carbon-neutral sound system in the square for the occasion, with electricity generated by volunteers pedalling bicycles attached to dynamos.
Thunberg has also been invited to speak at the Italian Senate the day before the rally, as part of a debate on climate change called by the speaker of the upper house, Elisabetta Casellati.
The teenager has addressed the United Nations and been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to urge coordinated action on global warming.