imageA reader writes:

Here is an amazing bit of technology that you would never see in person, as you would NEVER be alone in the room. It is ALWAYS VERYCROWDED and of course you can’t see Michaelangelo’s artwork close up as you can here. This is especially spectacular if you have a large high-definition screen! Too many details to view on an iPhone.
TO VIEW EVERY PART OF THE MICHAELANGELO’S MASTERPIECE, JUST CLICK AND DRAG YOUR ARROW IN THE DIRECTION YOU WISH TO SEE. In the lower left,click on the plus (+) to move closer, on the minus (-) to move away.Choir is thrown in free. MOVE THE ARROW AND YOU WILL SEE EVERY PART OFTHE CHAPEL.

This virtual tour of the Sistine Chapel is incredible. Apparently done by Villanova at the request of the Vatican .

Click here: Sistine Chapel

Speaking of the Sistine Chapel, according to Trumpet:

imageThe choir of Westminster Abbey and the choir of the Sistine Chapel will perform together twice in late June. One of the performances will be in the Sistine Chapel. They will also perform a concert in Westminster Cathedral in May. Federico Lombardi, the Vatican spokesman, said the prayer and the performances are “a sign of moving together along the same path.”

Pope Benedict xvi and the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams prayed together, yesterday, March 10, during evening prayers at a monastery near the Coliseum in Rome.

A stone cross from Canterbury will be erected in the church. The monastery is the same one from which Pope Gregory sent out monks to convert Britain to Catholicism in the sixth century.

Picture: Pope Benedict XVI talks with Rowan Cantuar, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams during the Pope’s visit to the Archbishop’s official residence, Lambeth Palace in London.