About The City and the World

Welcome to our site! 
The name of our website was inspired by the traditional phrase “Urbi et Orbi,” wherein the Pope blesses the city of Rome and the entire world.
We wanted our scope to be, at the same time, as vast and as specific as this particular phrase.
We aim to show the beauty of Catholicism in its daily expression from the news and from the Vatican to the four corners of the earth.
In an online environment hostile to the Catholic Church and the pope (both from people from inside and outside the Church,) we seek to provide credible information about our religion, dissipate fake news, eschew ideological biases, and let our religion shine forth in all its truth and splendor. 

To achieve this aim, we provide coverage of the most breaking news affecting the Vatican, the Church, and Catholicism worldwide. This news site is not meant to produce a daily or regular output, but to be a reliable source people can consult when misinformation is running rampant.

About Us

Pedro Gabriel
Dr. Pedro Gabriel is a Portuguese Internet journalist, having received a diploma with Honours from the London School of Journalism in 2021. He is a member of the International Association of Religion Journalists. He is currently residing in Portugal with his wife, Claire.

He is one of the co-founders of Where Peter Is, where he remains as one of its main contributors. He also won First Prize of the 2023 Catholic Media Awards in the category “Pope Francis” for his apologetics book “The Orthodoxy of Amoris Laetitia (Wipf and Stock, 2022). He has since published two other apologetics books: “Heresy Disguised as Tradition” (En Route, 2023) and “Rigidity: Faithfulness or Heterodoxy?” (En Route, 2024).

He was an accredited press corps member for the press coverage of World Youth Day Lisbon 2023.

Currently, he is taking classes in moral theology at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross. He is also a medical oncologist, a parish reader, and a published writer of Catholic novels. 
Claire Domingues

Claire is a Filipina global IT professional, residing in Portugal with her husband, Pedro Gabriel.  She provides multimedia support, coverage and website maintenance.

She wrote articles for Where Peter Is and Ignitum Today, and provided special news coverage for Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) News Media during Pope Francis´s 2015 papal visit in the Philippines. 

She was an accredited press corps member for the press coverage of World Youth Day Lisbon 2023. She was active in Catholic apologetics and pro-life initiatives back in the Philippines.

She is currently taking journalism classes at the London School of Journalism and journalism courses at the National Council for the Training of Journalists. She is a member of the International Association of Religion Journalists.