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Tonight on Perspectives: Pope Francis prays for the victims of the fertilization plant explosion in Texas, the Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon, and Fr. Federico Lombardi, SJ receives communications award from Allianz Group. ...read more
Mireille shares memories of Christmas in her native Lebanon, the way her family taught her to celebrate, and how she celebrates today, far from her famly. ...read more
When a bishop becomes a cardinal, he receives a new red hat and several new jobs within the Church, among them that of pastor for a Roman parish. Six bishops from different parts of the world will become Roman pastors this Saturday. Pope Benedict XVI announced on October 24 that he would elevate six bishops ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: The pope reflects on his apostolic voyage to Lebanon, a major figure in the Vatican calls for greater unity among Catholics, and two beloved American Catholics discuss the theological reasons for laughter. ...read more
Has their moment finally come? After this weekend, many Christians in the Middle East must feel their hope renewed. Pope Benedict arrived in Lebanon on Friday, at a time when other foreign leaders might have cancelled their travel plans to the volatile region. Though civil wars and protests still dominate the headlines, the pontiff’s three-day ...read more
Following a historic three-day visit to Lebanon, Pope Benedict is now on his way back to Rome. This was a very important trip for the 85-year old Pontiff. Despite increased tension and violence in the Middle East, he spent time meeting with government officials, signed the long-awaited Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Ecclesia in Medio Oriente and met ...read more