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.
Last Sunday, Pope Francis visited the parish of Santa Maria Josefa del Cuore di Gesù in Ponte di Nona, in the eastern outskirts of Rome, an area of ??town that suffers problems such as poverty and un ...read more
Last Saturday the Pope appointed Henryk Hoser, Archbishop of Warsaw, as the special envoy to Medjugorje. In the official statement by the Holy See, it reads that: The mission has the aim of acquiring ...read more
Dozens of poster posted by anonymous protestors opposing the Pope were plastered along streets in the center of Rome last Saturday morning. The posters depict a very stern looking Pope Francis and a c ...read more
On the Feast of the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple, the Church also marked the World Day of Consecrated Life with Mass in Saint Peter’s basilica. In his homily, Pope Francis encouraged thos ...read more
The Spanish daily newspaper El País published last Sunday a long interview with Pope Francis, who spoke to the journalist Pablo Ordaz on January 20th. For more than one hour, inside a normal room in ...read more
This week on Vatican Connections, the Church marks the Week of prayer for Christian Unity. In Rome, the Holy Father kicks it off with an ecumenical delegation from Finland and Cardinal Kurt Koch, Pres ...read more
The Vatican released a statement Tuesday morning, regarding the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, saying the Holy See “wishes to reiterate its support and encouragement for the commendable work tha ...read more
This week Vatican Connections takes a look at Vatican diplomacy once again after Pope Francis delivered a traditional New Year’s address to ambassadors accredited to the Holy See. The Church gea ...read more
Last Monday, the Holy See Press Office published the letter that Pope Francis wrote to the bishops for the Feast of the Holy Innocents, celebrated on December 28. Referring to the massacre of the Inn ...read more
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