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Today on Perspectives, the Holy See takes a strong stand against the use of the death penalty and we have an exclusive interview with Cardinal Tagle of Manila. ...read more
Today on Perspectives, Pope Francis’ Sunday Angelus address and the Ecumenical Prayer Service to close the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. ...read more
This morning at 10:30 in the Sala Regia of the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican, Pope Francis delivered this address to the Diplomatic Corps accredited to the Holy See. It is the traditional address of the Holy Father at the beginning of each New Year. Following some introductory words by the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, His ...read more
This morning at the Vatican, Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, Secretary General of Synod of Bishops, addressed the British Ambassador to the Holy See, H.E. Nigel Baker, and a group of British Parliamentarians on the 2014 Extraordinary Synod of Bishops. The full text of his English language address is found below. It is a good summary of ...read more
In Vatican City this morning, the Institute of Religious Works, also known as the Vatican Bank, released its 2013 financial statements. The release of the documents on the part of the bank is an effort to increase the degree of transparency with which the institution operates. The report noted that profits at the bank were ...read more
Today on Perspectives, the mayor of Green Bay, Wisconsin invites Pope Francis to visit, more on a Canadian layman named to a top post at the Holy See and CNS looks at a Catholic school ravaged by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. ...read more
The end of its 65th session, the Committee on the Rights of the Child has published its Concluding Observations on the reviewed Reports of the Holy See and five States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of the Child (Congo, Germany, Portugal, Russian Federation and Yemen). According to the proper procedures forseen for the ...read more
At the end of September, I reached the end of my second summer working at Salt + Light.  It had been another enriching and exciting several months spent with wonderful, warm, and dedicated people in a close-knit and faith-filled working environment.  But this time, instead of heading back to McGill University to continue my studies, ...read more
The Church preaches social teaching, but is the world listening? Explore the Church’s role at the United Nations with Matthew Harrison and Kris Dmytrenko, as they reflect on a New York conference that examines the Holy See Mission to the UN. ...read more