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Pope Francis has been a surprise in many ways. Alot of things he does are things we are not use to seeing in a pope. One of the things that makes this pope different from other popes: he is a Soccer fan.  He is even a card carrying member of the athletic association where he ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives Pope Francis met with the General Secretary of the United Nations and the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops releases a document on the environment. ...read more
Pope Francis and Cardinal Agostino Vallini look on as a plaque is unveiled, dedicating the plaza in front of the Basilica of St. John Lateran to the last Pope John Paul II. The dedication ceremony took place just before the Mass during which Pope Francis officially took possession of the Basilica of St. John Lateran, ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: Pope Francis takes possession of his cathedral church in Rome and the Coptic Pope of Alexandria agrees to a meeting in the near future. ...read more
Earlier today, Pope Francis took possession of his Cathedral, the Archbasilica of Saint John Lateran. In fact, the Basilica of St. John Lateran is the cathedral of the Bishop of Rome. The local Church or diocese established in Rome was founded by the two Apostles Peter and Paul and sanctified by the lives of many ...read more
On April 7, 2013, celebrated by the Church as Divine Mercy Sunday, Pope Francis recited the traditional Regina Caeli devotion from his window overlooking St. Peter’s Square. During his address before the Marian prayers, he spoke about the “beatitude of faith” of those who have not seen the Risen Jesus as the apostles did, and ...read more
Today on Perspectives the Holy Father sends his prayers back home, combatting euthanasia in Quebec and a look at the Episcopal Ordination of Canada’s newest bishop. ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: Pope Francis discusses the role of women in the Church at his Wednesday General Audience, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem calls for international efforts for peace, and Pope Francis calls Blessed John XXIII’s personal secretary to say thank you. ...read more
In another departure from recent papal tradition, Pope Francis held a general audience this week. His predecessor used to take the week after Easter off to rest. Showing that he is full of energy, the Holy Father gave the following catechesis during the audience, focusing on the role of the women who first saw the ...read more
On Tuesday’s Perspectives we take a look at the Easter weekend liturgies with Pope Francis, and tell you about some events coming up in Canada. ...read more