Vatican plunges itself into darkness for World Wildlife Fund
just in time for the start of Holy Week.
St Peter’s Basilica is among many world famous landmarks that will be switching off the lights on its facade and dome for an hour on Saturday evening, from 8.30 to 9.30 pm, to mark “Earth Hour” and show its concern for the future of our planet. The lights around the colonnade of St. Peter’s Square will also be turned off at the same time. The World Wildlife Fund began the annual “Earth Hour” initiative in 2007 and since then it has grown each year with more than 172 countries participating in the event in 2015.
“I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.”
But don’t worry. The pope has just joined Instagram!