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Pope Francis greeting children at end of his general audience

Pope Francis greeting children at end of his general audience

Vatican Weekend for January 21st, 2017

20/01/2017 10:00

Vatican Weekend for January 21st , 2017 features an interview with the director of a Centre in northern England for those recovering from addictions plus a reflection from Dominican preacher Father Paul Murray on Christian hope.

Pope Francis arriving to attend audience for Italy quake victims.

Pope Francis arriving to attend audience for Italy quake victims.

Vatican Weekend for January 22nd, 2017

20/01/2017 10:00

Vatican Weekend for January 22nd, 2017 features our weekly reflection on the Sunday gospel reading, a reflection on St Paul, a look at Caravaggio’s painting depicting the Apostle's conversion and a musical reflection inspired by the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. 

Pope Francis holds up a free entrance ticket to his general audience  as he warns people against touts peddling paying tickets to the event.

Pope Francis holds up a free entrance ticket to his general audience as he warns people against touts peddling paying tickets to the event.

Vatican Weekend for January 15th, 2017

13/01/2017 13:00

Vatican Weekend for January 15th, 2017 features our weekly reflection on the Sunday Gospel reading, “There’s More in the Sunday Gospel than Meets the Eye,” plus our resident Vatican watcher Joan Lewis reviews the past week’s events in the Vatican.

Pope Francis with the diplomats accredited to the Holy See seated in the Sistine Chapel

Pope Francis with the diplomats accredited to the Holy See seated in the Sistine Chapel

Vatican Weekend for January 14th, 2017

13/01/2017 12:30

Vatican Weekend for January 14th, 2017 features a report on the Pope’s General Audience on January 11th, a review of the Pope’s address to the Diplomatic Corps with two ambassadors sharing their impressions and a report on the centenary in 2017 of the birth of  Blessed Archbishop Oscar Romero.  

Pope Francis addresses the faithful on St. Stephen's Day

Pope Francis addresses the faithful on St. Stephen's Day

Vatican Weekend for January 7, 2017

06/01/2017 12:30

Vatican Weekend for January 7, 2016 presents a look at Saints Basil and Gregory, a feature program on the 3 Magi and their role in Christian art throughout the ages, and 'Keeping  the Christmas spirit:' Mgr William Millea offers a reflection for this season celebrating Christ’s birth….

Pope Francis kisses a statue of the Christ Child on the Feast of the Epiphany

Pope Francis kisses a statue of the Christ Child on the Feast of the Epiphany

Vatican Weekend for January 8, 2017

06/01/2017 12:30

Vatican Weekend for January 8, 2017 presents our weekly reflection on the Sunday Gospel reading and our resident Vatican watcher, Joan Lewis looks back at Pope Francis' activities over the past week, including the Pope's New Year's Day Peace Message and Angelus.

Pope Francis standing on the balcony overlooking St. Peter's Square.

Pope Francis standing on the balcony overlooking St. Peter's Square.

Vatican Weekend for December 31st, 2016

30/12/2016 10:00

Vatican Weekend for December 31st, 2016 features a reflection on how New Year can be a time of tough reckoning, a conversation with our popular Latin Lover who helps us bring the New Year in and a musical reflection on the origins of Christmas carols. 

Pope Francis greets the crowd after celebrating Mass.

Pope Francis greets the crowd after celebrating Mass.

Vatican Weekend for January 1st, 2017

30/12/2016 10:00

Vatican Weekend for January 1st, 2017 features a report on the Pope’s 2017 World Peace Day message, a reflection on the gospel reading for the first day of the year, a conversation with an artist about his sculptures on the theme of Mercy and a musical reflection on hymns for the Epiphany season.