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Welcome to another edition of Vatican Connections. This past week the Vatican was filled with humbling emotion, discernment, and ardent resolve as leaders of the Catholic Church from all over the world spent a grueling four days with the pope in an effort to develop some concrete measures against the clerical abuse crisis. Now that ...read more
In this extended edition of Perspectives Daily, we continue with our highlight coverage of the Vatican’s Summit on the Protection of Minors in the Church. This morning, the pope addressed the entire assembly and reminded the bishops that “what the holy people of God are awaiting from us, is not simple, predictable condemnations, but concrete ...read more
Tomorrow, the Vatican’s Summit on the Protection of Minors in the Church officially begins.  On today’s show, we have for you some exclusive interviews leading up to the summit’s first day. Over the next four days, the pope will convene with Church leaders from around the world to tackle the issue of clerical abuse and ...read more
This week, all the presidents from the world’s episcopal conferences will convene in Rome for four days at the pope’s request for the much-anticipated sexual abuse summit. On the eve of this event, the world is wondering what will come out of this unprecedented meeting of Church and religious leaders. That’s our feature story for ...read more
Here are the stories that we bring you on today’s episode of Perspectives Daily: The pope attends a UN inaugural ceremony and reminds world leaders of their responsibilities. An official report is released about a viral encounter that happened at this year’s March for Life in Washington. How faith and prayer play a major role ...read more
Here are the stories that we bring you on today’s episode of Perspectives Daily: The Holy Father continues his catechesis on the Our Father, today during his weekly General Audience. A Vatican-approved miracle paves the way for a new saint. Vatican Radio celebrates today the 88th anniversary of its founding. In addition to those, here are some ...read more
Will the pope step in and mediate the political crisis that’s tearing the country of Venezuela apart? On the one hand, the country has a president who’s held onto power by allegedly fraudulent means and, on the other hand, his rival, who has been declared president-elect with the support of the people. Now, with both ...read more
A kid backed by A-list celebrities challenges the pope to go vegan for Lent. If the Holy Father accepts, 1 million dollars will be donated to the charity of his choice. Here are the stories that we bring you on today’s episode of Perspectives Daily:  Human trafficking is what’s in the pope’s prayers for this ...read more
On today’s episode, we conclude our highlight coverage of the pope’s 27th Apostolic Journey to the United Arab Emirates with a look at his words at his final Mass in Abu Dhabi. Here are the stories that we bring you on today’s episode of Perspectives Daily: The pope urged Catholic minorities living in Abu Dhabi ...read more
This week the pope made history yet again by being the first pope ever to set foot in the Arabian Peninsula. Embarking on his 27th international apostolic journey, the Holy Father travelled to the United Arab Emirates with a very clear objective. Now the question is, what is that objective and will he achieve it ...read more