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S+L BLOG: Matteo Ciofi



On his return trip from Sweden last Tuesday, Pope Francis spoke with the journalists on the flight answering their questions about a range of topics including welcoming refugees, female priests, secularization and his meetings with Venezuela’s President. Commenting on the new direction of Sweden to close its borders to refugees, the Pope stressed the clear difference between the ...read more
After announcing 13 new cardinals two weeks ago, the Pope presided over the canonization mass of seven blessed on Sunday, October 16, 2016, in front of 80,000 people, who filled St. Peter’s Square for the occasion. Speaking of the new saints, during his homily, the pontiff said the saints are men and women who enter fully into the ...read more
Every Friday, from October 28th at 4:30pm ET tune in to a Perspectives Weekly in Italian, a 25-minute show in which Italian Producer Matteo Ciofi discusses themes and events in the Church featuring different guests every week. Topics discussed in the the Italian Perspectives Weekly series include the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis, major events in the Church and the ...read more
Salt + Light Italian Producer and Host Matteo Ciofi recalls WYD 2000 in Rome, his hometown, and welcoming the world into his backyard. ...read more
Every Friday at 4:30pm ET tune in to a Perspectives Weekly in Italian, a new 25-minute show in which Italian producer Matteo Ciofi discusses themes and events in the Church featuring different guests every week. Topics discussed in the the Italian Perspectives Weekly series include the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis, major events in the Church ...read more
I have many memories of April 2, 2005, when St. John Paul II died after a lengthy illness and much suffering. I remember the succession of news reports the evening before his death,  people praying in St. Peter’s Square and the shared sense of concern and sadness that most people felt; this was not limited just ...read more
Among the many beautiful and significant places of Jerusalem is undoubtedly the Via Dolorosa, or Way of the Cross, the way that Jesus walked, carrying his cross, and headed for Golgotha, the place of his crucifixion. This route starts from the Fortress Antonia, a building that once stood at the north side of the Temple of Jerusalem, considered ...read more
The 14th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church and the Contemporary World focused largely on the family, language and church teaching. Join Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB and Italian Producer Matteo Ciofi as they delve deep into these issues in a special Italian-language episode ...read more