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S+L BLOG: John Thavis



At this week’s general audience Pope Benedict XVI discussed his Apostolic Journey to Malta.  The Holy Father recounted the events he participated in over the two-days, including his moving meeting with abuse victims: “I shared with them their suffering and, overwhelmed, I prayed with them, assuring them of the Church’s action.” He also highlighted the ...read more
As Pope Benedict XVI celebrates the fifth anniversary of his Papacy this week, Catholic News Service takes a look at the Holy Father as a communicator. John Thavis reports from Rome. To download Flash Player please click here ...read more
The Easter season is here, and that means more visitors to the Vatican. Today on the Catholic News Service Vatican Report, Carol Glatz and John Thavis take a look at pilgrims in Rome. To download Flash Player please click here ...read more
The Shroud of Turin, which goes on public display this spring, is the focus of a permanent exhibit in Rome. Catholic News Service’s John Thavis reports. To download Flash Player please click here ...read more
For nearly thirty years it has been claimed that the Blessed Virgin Mary has been appearing in Medjugorje, a small town in western Bosnia and Herzegovina. Many believe, while many are skeptical. Earlier this month, Pope Benedict XVI launched an investigation into the alleged apparitions. Today on the Catholic News Service Vatican Report, Carol Glatz ...read more
Pope Benedict visited a Lutheran parish in Rome last weekend. On this week’s Catholic News Service Vatican Report, Cindy Wooden and John Thavis discuss Catholic-Lutheran dialogue. To download Flash Player please click here ...read more
Many of our viewers and blog readers will have probably heard us quote from the Vatican Newspaper L’Osservatore Romano. On this week’s Catholic News Service Vatican Report, Carol Glatz and John Thavis take a look at the newspaper, and the shift that has occurred there in the last five years. To download Flash Player please ...read more
For many, the Venerable John Paul II is already a saint.  Officially though, there are a few more stages before we can proclaim him “Saint John Paul II.”  On this week’s Catholic News Service Vatican Report, Carol Glatz and John Thavis examine John Paul II’s road to sainthood. To download Flash Player please click here ...read more