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A basketball game in St. Peter’s square? Yup. It happened in 1955. And though they aren’t fielding a team, you can bet that just like millions around the world, the folks at the Vatican will keep an eye on the World Cup that begins in South Africa on June 11th. When you think of the ...read more
As many as one million people turned out to see Pope Benedict during his four-day trip to Portugal last week. Catholic News Service’s Carol Glatz and John Thavis take a look at the Holy Father’s second Apostolic Voyage of 2010. To download Flash Player please click here The trip to Portugal was also the topic ...read more
The faithful of Portugal will have a special guest when they celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Fatima this year. From Tuesday, May 11th to Friday, May 14th, Pope Benedict XVI will journey to Portugal. He’ll mark the 93rd anniversary of the apparitions of Fátima, the 68th anniversary of consecration of the world to ...read more
Last week Pope Benedict XVI celebrated the fifth year of his pontificate. What does the future hold? Catholic News Service’s Carol Glatz and John Thavis look ahead in this week’s Vatican Report. To download Flash Player please click here ...read more
At this week’s general audience Pope Benedict XVI discussed his Apostolic Journey to Malta.  The Holy Father recounted the events he participated in over the two-days, including his moving meeting with abuse victims: “I shared with them their suffering and, overwhelmed, I prayed with them, assuring them of the Church’s action.” He also highlighted the ...read more
As Pope Benedict XVI celebrates the fifth anniversary of his Papacy this week, Catholic News Service takes a look at the Holy Father as a communicator. John Thavis reports from Rome. To download Flash Player please click here ...read more
Pope Benedict XVI embarks on his first of five Apostolic Voyages for 2010 this weekend. Before he heads to Portugal, Cyprus, Britain, and Spain, he starts it all off with Malta. The visit will celebrate the 1,950th anniversary of St. Paul’s shipwreck on the island that, according to tradition, occurred in the year 60 A.D., ...read more
The Shroud of Turin, which goes on public display this spring, is the focus of a permanent exhibit in Rome. Catholic News Service’s John Thavis reports. To download Flash Player please click here ...read more
For nearly thirty years it has been claimed that the Blessed Virgin Mary has been appearing in Medjugorje, a small town in western Bosnia and Herzegovina. Many believe, while many are skeptical. Earlier this month, Pope Benedict XVI launched an investigation into the alleged apparitions. Today on the Catholic News Service Vatican Report, Carol Glatz ...read more
Pope Benedict visited a Lutheran parish in Rome last weekend. On this week’s Catholic News Service Vatican Report, Cindy Wooden and John Thavis discuss Catholic-Lutheran dialogue. To download Flash Player please click here ...read more