Lights switched off at St Peter’s to mark Earth Hour

2016-03-18 Vatican Radio

(Vatican Radio) 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. Many iconic buildings and landmarks across the globe have signed up to take part as well as hundreds of millions of people who will be switching off the lights in their homes for an hour.   

(from Vatican Radio)