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We’re back for another week of the latest behind-the-scenes stories directly from the Vatican. Over the past week, a lot of interesting things have happened in Rome. Here are some of the stories that I have for you in tonight’s show: The pope made some surprise visits on Friday. We’ll tell you to whom and ...read more
We’re back for another week of the latest behind-the-scenes stories directly from the Vatican. Over the past week, there have been a lot of interesting things happening in Rome. Here are some of the stories that we bring to you in tonight’s show. A child takes centre stage at the pope’s general audience last week, ...read more
We’re back for another week of the latest behind-the-scenes news and stories directly from the Vatican. Here are some of the stories that we bring you on tonight’s show: World Youth Day fever is starting to rise, and we’ll tell you what the pope did to throw some fuel on the fire. The skeleton found ...read more
Vatican Connections: Pope Suprises Volunteers at a Make shift Clinic at St. Peter's Square. ...read more
Vatican Connections is back with its 5th season! Check out the stories that we bring you tonight direct from the Holy See. ...read more
What’s behind the frame? When Pope Francis is photographed during a papal trip, it’s more than just a simple snapshot. Researchers at the University of Missouri School of Journalism wanted to know what we’re actually seeing in these photographs. By looking at Pope Francis’s apostolic visit to Cuba, they found the cultural background of photojournalists ...read more
In this episode of Vatican Connections we to talk about US President Donald Trump’s recent meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican on May 24. Since then and only eight days after that historic visit, Trump announced he was pulling out of the Paris agreement. In December 2015, 195 countries signed a climate accord, agreeing ...read more
The Pontifical Swiss Guard is one of the smallest armies in the world, and one of the oldest still in operation. Its main responsibility is to protect the Pope and the Apostolic Palace. Although they have mostly held a ceremonial role in recent years, their training now includes unarmed combat and firearms. Not surprisingly, to ...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
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