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Welcome back for another weekly edition of Vatican Connections. Since our last episode, a lot of interesting headlines have come from the Vatican. Here are some of the stories that we bring to you on tonight’s show. The holy stairs of the Scala Sancta have been exposed for the first time in 300 years, and ...read more
Here are the stories that we bring you on today’s episode of Perspectives Daily: During Sunday’s Angelus address, the pope reflected on Jesus’ Transfiguration. The Scala Sancta, marble steps which tradition says Jesus himself walked on before his crucifixion, are open to view for the first time since 1723, when wooden panels were installed to ...read more
Here are the stories that we bring you on today’s episode of Perspectives Daily:  The bishops from the pope’s homeland of Argentina plan to ask the Holy Father for a very special favour.  We take a quick look at the pope’s upcoming agenda for his trip to Morocco.  Despite the US cutting aid to the ...read more
Here are the stories that we bring you on today’s episode of Perspectives Daily: It was six years ago today that the 265th successor of Peter was selected. We have a flashback to some of the more memorable moments of Pope Francis’ past six years. Cardinal Pell receives a six-year prison sentence for sexual abuse, ...read more
Welcome to another edition of Vatican Connections.  Since our last episode, a lot of interesting things have happened in Rome, especially with the beginning of the Lenten season. Here are just some of the stories that we bring to you on tonight’s show. The pope kicked off the Lenten season with a traditional procession that ...read more
Here are the stories that we bring you on today’s episode of Perspectives Daily:  A French cardinal was given a 6-month suspended sentence at a civil trial after he was found guilty of covering up abuses committed by a priest decades ago.  Ever wonder how those tall Paschal candles are made? We have the story ...read more
Here are the stories that we bring you on today’s episode of Perspectives Daily: During the pope’s weekly General Audience, the Holy Father continues his catechesis on the prayer, the Our Father, focusing on “Thy Kingdom Come” and saying that God’s kingdom comes through gentleness, not violence. Just released for March: the new Monthly Prayer ...read more
Welcome to another edition of Vatican Connections. Since our last episode, a lot of interesting things have happened in Rome. Here are just some of the stories that we bring to you on tonight’s show. The pope makes a parish visit on Sunday and offers a great suggestion for Lent. Remember that Lamborghini that the pope ...read more
Every year in October, the Church celebrates World Missionary Month. This year, however, in light of the migration crisis we are facing in the world today, the pope has declared this October an Extraordinary Missionary Month. In today’s edition of Perspectives Daily, we talk to the National Director for the Pontifical Missions Society of French Canada ...read more
Here are the stories that we bring you on today’s episode of Perspectives Daily: During the pope’s weekly General Audience, he talked about holiness of God as a power that is constantly expanding and will defeat all evil once and for all. The Vatican officially launches a canonical investigation into allegations against Cardinal George Pell. Where ...read more