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A week after being in Panama, the pope will be on a plane again, this time for a short visit to the United Arab Emirates for a 3-day ecumenical journey. Here are the stories that we bring you on today’s episode of Perspectives Daily: During the pope’s daily Mass, he has some advice for priests ...read more
The collapse of a dam in Brazil, which has led to huge human and environmental losses, is now being called a crime, rather than an accident, by the local Catholic community, and one which will have repercussions for many years to come. Here are the stories that we bring you on today’s episode of Perspectives ...read more
Last week was all about the 34th World Youth Day as the pope travelled to Panama to be with the youth in what is the largest single gathering of Catholic youth in the world. Yet, despite all the festivities, the Holy Father took a moment to address the clerical abuse scandal during a private luncheon on ...read more
We continue today with some highlight coverage of the pope’s visit to the 2019 World Youth Day in Panama. ...read more
We continue today with our highlight coverage of the pope’s Apostolic Journey to Panama and from the 2019 World Youth Day. Here are the stories that we bring you on today’s episode of Perspectives Daily: The Vatican released the pope’s message for the upcoming 2019 World Day of Social Communications. We look at some of ...read more
From the earliest moments of the Church, women have served as deacons, ministering to those in-need in their communities. But over the centuries, that important role was somehow lost. Now, with the recent movement towards greater female leadership in the Church, the question of women’s ordination to the diaconate has resurfaced. In tonight’s program, we ...read more
With the eyes of the world eagerly anticipating the summit on clerical abuse in Rome this Febuary, the Holy See Press Office releases the goals and objectives that the pope expects to come from the meetings. Here are the stories that we bring you on today’s episode of Perspectives Daily: The pope becomes very clear ...read more
World Youth Day is just around the corner, and Pope Francis has a jam-packed agenda for his trip to Panama for that global gathering of Catholic youth. Here are the stories that we bring you on today’s episode of Perspectives Daily: The Holy Father continued his catechesis on the “Our Father” during his weekly general ...read more
We are back for another week of the latest behind-the-scenes stories directly from the Vatican. And since our last show, a lot of interesting news from Rome has made international headlines. Here are just a few of the stories that we’ll look at in tonight’s show. If you started the new year with the resolution ...read more
Among the many pressing issues that the Church will tackle in 2019, the growing global migration and refugee crisis is high on the list. The Migrants and Refugees Section of the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development released a video that explains the 4 active verbs  that the pope proposes be used as a starting point for ...read more