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Transported across the centuries at the feast day festival at the Baptistery of St John in Florence, Italy

On a recent journey to Italy, photojournalist Alan Edgecomb visited the Baptistery of St John, Florence, or the Battistero di San Giovanni. He shares his thoughts on the remarkable historical splendour. I did not know anything about a Baptistery until I arrived in Florence and discovered the elaborate sacred space called – a baptistery. These were built near a cathedral ... Read More »

Pope points to St John the Baptist as model for evangelising

Pope Francis greets crowd

IN sharing the Gospel with others, Christians must be like St John the Baptist, preparing the way for the Lord, pointing him out to others, then stepping aside, Pope Francis said. Celebrating the feast of the birth of St John the Baptist on June 24, Pope Francis called him “the greatest among the prophets”, because he knew how to prepare ... Read More »

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