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Vatican Connections
with Noel Ocol
Vatican Connections with Noel Ocol
The Vatican. The name alone invokes the mystery and pageantry of the Catholic Church. It’s the headquarters of a two-thousand year old institution and a closely guarded city-state where the more imaginative could easily come up with sinister theories about what may lie within. The fact is, nefarious plots and conspiracies are farthest from the truth. However, the inner workings of this ancient institution is vast with only a few insiders that truly have access to what’s going on behind the scenes and why. Vatican Connections brings you into the world of the Vatican by presenting you with the latest behind-the-scene stories and news from the past week.
Tune in Tuesdays at 8:30pm ET for the latest on all things Vatican.
Repeats Thursdays at 8:30pm EST
Noel Ocol is the main producer and host of Perspectives Daily, S+L Television’s current affairs program that presents the latest stories, news and events through the perspectives of a Catholic lens. Starting November 2018, Noel will also host and produce S+L TV’s popular insider series now in its 5th season: Vatican Connections, the program that takes you into the vast inner workings of the 2000 year-old institution with the latest behind-the-scene stories, news and facts from the week.

Originally from Brampton Ontario, Noel is a graduate from the University of Western Ontario with a degree in Political Science and where upon graduation, he enjoyed a 17 year career in senior management, marketing and revenue generating roles in the software and consulting industry.

Noel joined the S+L management team in 2012 as the Director of Marketing and Communications with a mandate to orchestrate and manage the overall strategic direction of all marketing & communications, PR & media relations, and the social media strategy for the entire organization.

Since joining S+L TV’s production team in 2017, Noel has hosted episodes of Catholic Focus, produced many CAN150 segments, interviewed many top figures of the catholic church, and covered many local events and stories.

And when not behind his desk or in front of the cameras at the Salt and Light studios, you’ll probably find Noel roaring through the streets of Toronto on some vintage motorcycle along with other vintage motorcycle affectionados, till the wee hours of the morning.
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