The facade of St. Peter is barely visible: A preview of the illuminated display. / Vatican News YouTube channel (screenshot)
Rome Newsroom, Sep 20, 2022 / 08:34 am (CNA).
An 8-minute video, “Follow Me: The Life of St. Peter,” will be projected onto the facade of St. Peter’s Basilica every night from Oct. 2 to Oct. 16, starting at 9 pm.
Cardinal Mauro Gambetti, the archpriest of St. Peter’s Basilica, has said that this is the first of several pastoral initiatives to help welcome pilgrims to the tomb of St. Peter ahead of the Church’s 2025 Jubilee Year.
According to the cardinal, the Vatican expects 30 million people to visit during the Jubilee Year.
“We think that people will be guided by the example of Peter to encounter the Lord and their brothers and sisters, to live their experience as pilgrims, and to leave renewed. It is an integrated pastoral action,” he added.
The display will be projected on the facade of St. Peter’s Basilica every fifteen minutes between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. during the first two weeks of October.