Vatican Connections
with Emilie Callan
Vatican Connectionswith Emilie Callan
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.
Tune in Fridays at 8pm ET ​/ 5pm PT ​for the latest on all things Vatican.
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.
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