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We begin today in Rome where the Pope addressed the pilgrims at his weekly general audience and continued his catechesis on “Christian Hope”. He focused his talk on the figure of St Mary Magdalene. Here’s now is the summary. And of course you can watch the entire General Audience tomorrow evening after Perspectives Daily here ...read more
As we reported yesterday, the Pope made it very clear, on the flight back from Portugal on Saturday, that his agenda for his upcoming meeting with US President Trump will be Peace. To find an open door between the two, he said, and enter through it and talk about common things then go on. Now, ...read more
Now, with the Pope back in Rome after his historic trip to Fatima he addressed as usual, the crowds yesterday in St.Peter’s square during his weekly Regina Coeli prayer where, he reflected on his journey and said, “At Fatima I was immersed in the prayer of the faithful-holy People. A prayer that for one hundred ...read more
We begin Perspectives today with a video message that the Pope sent to the people of Portugal as he prepares to travel to Fatima to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Marian apparition tomorrow. In his message, the Pope said: “Just hours from my pilgrimage to Our Lady of Fatima, I find myself in a ...read more
It’s just over a day before the Pope makes a historic trip to Fatima to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Marian apparition. We have the first part of a mini-series special segment today, with Deacon Pedro where he explains the main things you should know about Fatima. But first, let’s begin in Rome where ...read more
Let go to France now, where the head of the French bishops’ conference welcomed the recent election of President-elect Emmanuel Macron, and hopes that the June legislative elections will not place the country “in an ungovernable situation.” Archbishop Georges Pontier, president of the French bishops’ conference, told Vatican Radio that French Catholics are “divided like ...read more
So after many months of speculation, it turns out that, Pope Francis and US President Donald Trump, will actually meet face to face. The meeting will take place on Wednesday May 24th at the Apostolic Palace when the US President will be in Italy for the G-7 Summit. Now the question on people’s minds is, will ...read more
We go to Belgium first where a group of health centers run by a Catholic religious order has announced that it will permit doctors to undertake medical suicide of “non-terminal” mentally ill patients in its facilities. The Brothers of Charity Group stated that it would allow doctors to perform euthanasia in any of its 15 ...read more
Let’s first begin in Rome, where the Pope addressed the pilgrims at his weekly General Audience. He spoke of his visit to Egypt and reaffirmed his mutual commitment to unity and prayed for the victims of the recent attacks. Here now is the summary direct from Rome. As many as 16,000 displaced people filled St. ...read more
So it seems, The Pope’s historic, 72-hour visit to Cairo last weekend has left a profound mark on Egyptians. And according to local Catholic leaders, and they anticipate increased ties with fellow Orthodox Christians and Muslims as a result of it. Father Rafic Greiche, spokesman for the Egyptian bishops told CNS that The Pope’s visit ...read more