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Lets start in Rome today where the Pope just released a video message of consolation and encouragement to the peoples of Egypt on the eve of his historic visit to Cairo later this week. Let’s have a look Of  course we’ll bring you coverage of this trip. Our broadcast details will be available soon so ...read more
Let’s start in Rome today where on Divine Mercy Sunday, the Pope reiterated the importance of the experience of mercy, as the “concrete” form in which we give visibility to the resurrection of Jesus. The pontiff noted that St. John Paul II established a special celebration of the Divine Mercy to remember the time when Jesus appeared ...read more
In addition to the Pope’s upcoming trip to Egypt this month, and a trip to Portugal in May, the Vatican has announced that the Pope will visit the northern Italian cities of Chesena and Bologna in October. This pastoral visit coincides with the 300th anniversary of the birth of Pope Pius 6th who was Pope ...read more
Let’s begin in Rome today where the Pope addressed the pilgrims at his weekly General Audience. Reflecting on 1 Cor 15, the Pope said that the Risen Christ is the hope of Christians, since his resurrection is the event that grounds our faith. Here’s the summary from Rome. In France, you may recall Fr. Jacques Hamel ...read more
On May 23, 2000, Pope John Paul II granted the Universal Church the Feast of the Divine Mercy to be celebrated on the second Sunday of Easter each year. Since then, The Divine Mercy has become one of the fastest growing devotions in the Church, especially among young Catholics. This year, Divine Mercy Sunday will be celebrated ...read more
Happy Easter to all of you and thank you for joining us today. Holy Week and Easter was a very busy time for the Pope who had a jammed packed schedule. During that time, there was some beautiful moments with powerful messages. Lets have a look now, at some of the major highlights of Easter weekend ...read more
  In March 2016, the Salt + Light team went to the Holy Land on pilgrimage to bring you reflections from the biblical places where Jesus lived. You can watch the entire videos from the Holy Land Trip here. The following text below is from my reflection about the empty tomb of Christ, that was ...read more
The Triduum liturgies for Holy week has officially started today as Pope Francis on presided over the Chrism Mass in Rome this morning. In his homily, the Pope spoke about the Joy of the Gospel. He explored 3 icons of THE good news: the stone water jars at the wedding of Cana, the jug that ...read more
We begin in Rome today where the Pope addressed the pilgrims at his weekly General Audience. Continuing his catechesis on Christian hope the Pope told the pilgrims that our Christian hope is grounded in God’s eternal love” Here’s the summary For Holy Thursday this year, Pope Francis will celebrate Mass at a prison for ex-mafia ...read more