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Tonight on Perspectives: Pope Francis reflects on the Last Judgement, two new events for the Year of Faith are unveiled, and we feature Archbishop Francis Chullikatt’s statement on eradicating poverty at the United Nations. ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: Pope Francis sends a telegram to West, Texas after last week’s devastating explosion. We tell you more. Join us as we also bring you to the Vatican for all the latest with Pope Francis. ...read more
Pope Francis chose a fitting day to preside at the first priestly ordinations of his pontificate. Tomorrow, April 21, is the 50th World Day of Prayer for Vocations, an occasion instituted by Servant of God Paul VI in the midst of the Second Vatican Council. The fourth Sunday of Easter also represents Good Shepherd Sunday, ...read more
  The pope creates and advisory panel Eight Cardinals from around the world have been asked by Pope Francis to advise him on reforms to the Roman Curia. The Vatican announced April 13 that Pope Francis had appointed eight cardinals to be part of an advisory panel to help him make changes to “Pastor Bonus,” ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: Pope Francis prays for the victims of the fertilization plant explosion in Texas, the Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon, and Fr. Federico Lombardi, SJ receives communications award from Allianz Group. ...read more
Today on Perspectives, Pope Francis’ weekly general audience from St. Peter’s Square, a new Nuncio is announced and we look at events coming up this weekend. ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing, Pope Francis, Cardinal O’Malley of Boston, and Cardinal Dolan, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, express sorrow and pray for those who lost loved ones. Plus, Pope Benedict XVI celebrates his 86th birthday and we tell you where to find resources ...read more
This afternoon, Pope Francis celebrated mass at the Basilica of St. Paul Outside-the-Walls in Rome. Published below is the unofficial translation of his homily. For repeat broadcast times of the full liturgy, visit S+L’s Easter page. Dear Brothers and Sisters! It is a joy for me to celebrate Mass with you in this Basilica. I ...read more
One month in office and Pope Francis has begun to make episcopal and curial appointments. One of those appointments is the new secretary of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic  Life. Pope Francis named Father Jose Rodriguez Carballo, current Minister General of the Order of Friars Minor. Catholic News Service ...read more
Today on Perspectives, the Holy Father meets with the Prime Minister of Mozambique and welcomes a special US delegation to the Vatican, Archbishop Gomez of Los Angeles talks to CNS and a special event coming up in Montreal. ...read more