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Tonight on perspectives, pope Benedict XVI appeal for peace in Syria and Iraq, we look at the role of the Catholic Church in the AIDS treatment and we close our celebration of the 10th anniversary WYD 2002. ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives we tell you why the Vatican doesn’t have an olympic team and we bring you more memories  of World Youth Day Toronto 2002 ...read more
The organizing committee of World Youth Day Rio 2013 just launched the official prayer for the event. With this prayer the organizers hope to get the whole world praying together for the success and good fruits of the upcoming event, to be held July 23 to 28 next year. You will find the text of ...read more
In this episode of Perspectives: The Weekly Edition, we find out what parts of the Mass have changed and we dig deeper to find out how our liturgical celebration is enriched by the new translation. ...read more
The longest serving cardinal in the Catholic Church was buried yesterday in Rio de Janeiro. Cardinal Eugenio Sales died last Monday and his requiem mass took place yesterday at Rio’s Cathedral of Saint Sebastian. During the ceremony a dove landed on the casket and stayed there for almost an hour. Cardinal Sales was made cardinal ...read more
One of the most famous feasts in Spain is that of San Fermin in the city of Pamplona. Everyone has seen the images of people dressed in white running in front of the bulls. Behind that feast is Saint Fermin of Amiens. Who is he? Fermin is said to have been the son of a ...read more
Is it right for the Catholic Church to be involved in helping create immigration policy? Is it right for a Catholic business owner to give work to an illegal immigrant? These are some questions we deal with on this week’s edition of Perspectives Weekly with our guest, Most Rev. John Wester, Bishop of Salt Lake ...read more
Yesterday the universal church celebrated Elizabeth of Portugal known in her home country as Saint Queen Elizabeth. Elizabeth born in Zaragoza, Spain in 1271, she was the daughter of Peter III of Aragon and was married off to King Denis of Portugal in 1282.  From the beginning Elizabeth showed a great compassion to the poor. ...read more
Looking back on my path as Catholic, I need to highlight one movement in particular that has been changing the life of Portuguese boys and girls for 44 years. This movement is “Convivios- Fraternos” or, in a direct translation, “Fraternal Gatherings”. What is this movement? What makes it so special to after more than 40 ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives we bring you news about changes on the Roman Curia and Pope Benedict’s visit to the areas affected by the recent earthquakes in Italy. ...read more