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Holy See official calls for greater support of Syrian refugees – Perspectives Daily

Tonight on Perspectives: The Holy See’s Secretary for Relations with States Archbishop Paul Gallagher calls for greater support for Syrian refugees, and Pope Francis is reunited with an Argentinian organization he helped found for kids on the margins.

Pope Closes Year for Consecrated Life – Perspectives

On today’s edition of Perspectives, Pope Francis closes the Year for Consecrated Life with a Mass for the Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord. The Holy Father also gives an exclusive interview to the Hong Kong-based online newspaper, Asia Times, Archbishop Miller of Vancouver writes to B.C. Premier regarding the Assisted Suicide Consultation and the Vatican refutes reports claiming Pope Francis will play himself in an upcoming film.

Drop in vocations saddens pope – Perspectives Daily

On today’s edition of Perspectives, Pope Francis meets with religious men and women and confesses what tempts him. Plus, the International Eucharistic congress wrapped up and the next host was announced.

Pope Francis’ New Book – Perspectives Daily January 28 2016

Pope Francis is coming out with a new book this March and its not your typical theological encyclical.

This new book entitled “Dear Pope Francis” is a collection of questions asked by children to the Pope and his answers to them illustrated with a collection of drawings of children aged 6-13.

The questions come to the Pope from 30 children from around the world some of which are theological, others are practical and a few are about the pope personally, including what he wanted to be when he grew up.

This new book, was coordinated and published by the U.S.-based Loyola Press, and will be available on March 1. You can purchase the book on their website at loyolapress.com


Registrations for the upcoming World Youth Day in Krakow Poland are going up and they’ve just released the new pilgrims pack.

Next month, award winning actor Joseph Fiennes stars in a blockbuster film about the Resurrection, as told through the eyes of a Roman Military Tribune, who is tasked with solving the mystery of what happened to Jesus in the weeks following the crucifixion, in order to disprove the rumors of a risen Messiah.

We also have some exclusive behind-the-scene footage and commentary by Joseph Fiennes on the movie.

Risen comes opens nation wide in theaters on February 19th so check your local listings for show dates and times.

It looks like a great movie you don’t want to miss.

 

Archbishop Murray Chatlain speaks to us from La Loche, SK

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Together with all Canadians, we grieve with the people of La Loche, Saskatchewan after last Friday’s tragedy that left four people dead and seven injured. Police have charged a 17-year-old young man with four counts of first-degree murder and seven counts of attempted murder in the January 23rd home and school mass shooting. What most people don’t know is that La Loche is primarily a Catholic community. Yesterday, Deacon Pedro of the radio program, The Salt and Light Hour had the chance to speak with Archbishop Murray Chatlain of Keewatin-Le Pas.

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Photo credit: (CNS photo/handout via Reuters)

Pope Meets Iranian President – Perspectives Daily

Pope Francis met the president of Iran today. Its the first time since 1999 that a pope meets with a president of Iran. The International Eucharistic Congress is going on in Cebu, and one group of Canadian pilgrims made sure to leave their mark on the city, especially with those in need. Plus, the community of La Loche, Saskatchewan is in mourning after a shooting that left several young people and community members dead. We spoke to Archbishop Murry Chatlain who is in La Loche ministering to his parishioners in the wake of the tragedy.

Pope Francis to Visit Sweden – Perspectives Daily

On today’s edition of Perspectives we have details from the closing prayer service for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, we learn about the Pope’s latest travel plans, and big changes coming to some Canadian dioceses. Plus, we have a look at the International Eucharistic Congress in Cebu, which started today.

A new diocese in North America – Perspectives Daily

The new year brought some new things for the Church: a new diocese in North American, and a new bilateral agreement. Jubilee Year celebrations continue and we hear from Pope Francis about how and why Mary is a door to mercy.

2015 Year-End-Review Special


What are the highlights of 2015? What stands out most in your memory? It’s time to gather this year’s Year-In-Review Panel and look at the Church in 2015. Join Deacon Pedro and producers, Sebastian Gomes, Alicia Ambrosio and Gabriel Chow as they remember and comment on the highlights of 2015.

Visit us on Facebook or Twitter and tell us what you think was the most important story for the Church in 2015 and share with us your favourite 2015 Pope Francis photo. Use the hashtag: #SL2015.

Tonight, Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 7pm and 11pm ET (4pm and 8pm PT).
Rebroadcast: Friday, January 1, 2016 at 7pm and 11pm ET (4pm and 8pm PT).
Sunday, January 3, 2016 at 7pm and 11pm ET (4pm and 8pm PT).

A sneak peek at St. Michael’s Cathedral renovations – Perspectives Daily


Tonight on Perspectives: we go inside the Cathedral of St. Michael in Toronto, Ontario to see what it will look like when renovations are complete.