Surviving lockdown on a virtual pilgrimage
"The Last Judgment" by Michelangelo Buonarroti is pictured in the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican Museums. The Vatican announced March 8 that the Vatican Museums will be closed until April 3 as a precaution against spread of the coronavirus. Also closed for the same duration are the necropolis under St. Peter's Basilica, museums at the pontifical villa at Castel Gandolfo, and the museums of the papal basilicas.
While the coronavirus means we can’t travel, we can still be transported to the heart of the faith writes Ruadhán Jones The practice of making pilgrimage has a long history in the Church, reaching back to the 4th Century. Christians would travel to the sites of Christ’s life, or to the graves of martyrs…