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With his time at Castel Gandolfo behind him, Pope Benedict prepares for a busy fall. In this week’s Catholic News Service, Carol Glatz and John Thavis look at what’s upcoming for the Holy Father. To download Flash Player please click here ...read more
It’s hard to believe that Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to the United Kingdom has come and gone. After months of speculation and negative media, the trip unfolded smoothly and the Holy Father was warmly received by the majority of people. In this week’s Catholic News Service Vatican Report, Cindy Wooden and John Thavis review the ...read more
Could there be a new group of Cardinals named this fall? In this week’s Catholic News Service Vatican Report, Carol Glatz and John Thavis weigh in on the possibility — and the potential candidates. To download Flash Player please click here ...read more
In middle of July, the national assembly of the Church of England voted to approve the creation of women bishops by 2014. Catholic News Service’s Carol Glatz and John Thavis explain in this week’s Vatican Report that this may present an obstacle in ecumenical dialogue. To download Flash Player please click here ...read more
A struggling global economy has contributed to a budget shortfall at the Vatican for the third year in a row. Catholic News Service’s Carol Glatz and John Thavis make sense of the dollars, in this week’s Vatican Report. To download Flash Player please click here ...read more
The Year for Priests officially came to a close last Friday. This week in the Vatican Report, Catholic News Service’s Cindy Wooden and John Thavis highlight some of Pope Benedict XVI’s words during concluding events for the Year. To download Flash Player please click here – CNS photo/Paul Haring ...read more
Only about 3% of the population of Cyprus is Catholic. But the small community received a big boost last weekend when Pope Benedict XVI became the first Pope to visit the Mediterranean island. This week in the Vatican Report, Catholic News Service’s Cindy Wooden and John Thavis highlight the Holy Father’s visit to Cyprus. To ...read more
As many as one million people turned out to see Pope Benedict during his four-day trip to Portugal last week. Catholic News Service’s Carol Glatz and John Thavis take a look at the Holy Father’s second Apostolic Voyage of 2010. To download Flash Player please click here The trip to Portugal was also the topic ...read more
The faithful of Portugal will have a special guest when they celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Fatima this year. From Tuesday, May 11th to Friday, May 14th, Pope Benedict XVI will journey to Portugal. He’ll mark the 93rd anniversary of the apparitions of Fátima, the 68th anniversary of consecration of the world to ...read more
Last week Pope Benedict XVI celebrated the fifth year of his pontificate. What does the future hold? Catholic News Service’s Carol Glatz and John Thavis look ahead in this week’s Vatican Report. To download Flash Player please click here ...read more