Ever wonder what goes on in the Vatican every day? What the Pope does? Who helps him? Why does it matter? The Holy See is a place where many decisions are made which influence the life of the whole Church. It is also one of the most misunderstood institutions. Vatican Connections will help shed some light on what goes on behind Vatican walls and what that means for the rest of us who live outside those walls. From week to week, we’ll take an in-depth look at changes in structure, papal documents, new appointments and resignations, apostolic voyages, and much more.
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Emilie Callan grew up in Cornwall, Ontario. She attended the University of Ottawa and graduated with a degree in Theatre and French Literature. In university, she invested her time in a Catholic movement, Catholic Christian Outreach (CCO), dedicated to the new evangelization on campuses across Canada. Upon her graduation, Emilie worked as a lay missionary with the movement in Quebec City for three years. In 2014 she arrived at Salt + Light TV as new addition to the French team. Since then, she has hosted episodes of Perspectives Daily and Catholic Focus, as well as helped cover major events in the Church such as the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia in 2015 and the World Youth Day in Krakow in 2016. She is currently hosting Vatican Connections, to replace its previous – and well-loved – host Alicia Ambrosio.
After announcing 13 new cardinals two weeks ago, the Pope presided over the canonization mass of seven blessed on Sunday, October 16, 2016, in front of 80,000 people, who filled St. Peter’s Square ...read more
On October 9, 2016, Pope Francis announced the creation of 17 new cardinals to take place next November at the Vatican, on the eve of the end of the Jubilee Year of Mercy. Pope Francis has said before ...read more
Last Sunday during the Angelus, Pope Francis announced thirteen new cardinals from eleven different nations, plus four non-electors. The consistory, where they will be made cardinals, will be held on ...read more
Last Tuesday, on the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of Italy, Pope Francis made a surprise visit to the areas affected by the earthquake last August. The Holy Father arrived in Amat ...read more
In case you missed it, our very own Emilie Callan is now the new host of Vatican Connections, our weekly show covering all things Vatican from around the world. I’m sure you’ve seen Emilie ...read more
A year has passed since Pope Francis trip to Cuba and the United States. In the 4 days spent on the island, the pontiff visited several cities: Havana, Holguin and Santiago, leaving a message of hope ...read more
It was October 27, 1986 when St. John Paul II gathered in the same place with the religious leaders of the world to promote peace in the name of dialogue. No more than 100 people gathered, a number wh ...read more
There were significant resignations and several important nominations behind Vatican walls this week. The long expected retirement of Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi finally came to pass. As ...read more
Pope Francis landed in Armenia this Friday for a weekend visit that includes a stop at the Armenian Genocide Memorial, his participation in a Divine Liturgy in the Armenian rite, and a visit to the Kh ...read more
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