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At 3:40 pm this afternoon, Pope Francis went paid a courtesy visit to the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, the highest theological and religious institution of Sunni Islam in the world and the oldest Islamic University. Upon his arrival, the Pope was received at the entrance by the Vicar of the Grand Imam who accompanied him ...read more
The Pope’s agenda this week includes his apostolic and symbolic visit to Egypt. Greg Burke, Director of the Holy See Press Office, affirmed the Pope Francis’ will to send out a positive message. “He is serene, and not naive, because he knows the situation in Egypt,” Burke told Vatican Radio. “He knows what happened to the Copts ...read more
The theme of the congress is “Catholic Action is Mission, with all and for all” and it is organized by the Catholic Action International Forum and by Catholic Action Italy, in collaboration with the Pontifical Council for Laity, Family and Life. Watch the broadcast on S+L TV. ...read more
Read the Reflection: To Gaetano Gagliano, the Church came before his business empire as we continue to commemorate the anniversary of his memorial. ...read more
Sebastian Gomes shares two reasons why you should follow Pope Francis’ trip to Egypt very closely. Learn more about #PopeInEgypt! Pope Francis to Visit Egypt Also, Carl Hétu, Director of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association in Canada, sat down with Sebastian last week to discuss the current political and social landscape while looking ahead to Francis’ ...read more
Lets start in Rome today where the Pope just released a video message of consolation and encouragement to the peoples of Egypt on the eve of his historic visit to Cairo later this week. Let’s have a look Of  course we’ll bring you coverage of this trip. Our broadcast details will be available soon so ...read more
Let’s start in Rome today where on Divine Mercy Sunday, the Pope reiterated the importance of the experience of mercy, as the “concrete” form in which we give visibility to the resurrection of Jesus. The pontiff noted that St. John Paul II established a special celebration of the Divine Mercy to remember the time when Jesus appeared ...read more
Join us for a special encore Easter edition of the SLHour from 2015: Sister Marie Paul Curley tells us about Easter with the Daughters of St. Paul and gives us a new (and unexpected) Five-Easter-film countdown. We also speak with Jared Brock, author of A Year of Living Prayerfully about prayer and of course, Easter, plus we listen to music. ...read more
I'm a firm believer that the more we understand the faith of our elder brothers and sisters, the more we will come to understand and deepen our own faith. I hope that this series brings you closer to the beautiful mystery of Easter. ...read more
On Easter Sunday, Pope Francis sent a letter to the bishop of Assisi-Nocera Umbra-Gualdo Tadino, Domenico Sorrentino, offering his blessings and support for his decision to establish a shrine in memory of the “Spoliation” of St Francis on May 20, when he decided to renounce his wealth in favor of a life of poverty. “The new ...read more