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A boy takes selfies with Pope Francis during his visit to a parish church in Rome.

A boy takes selfies with Pope Francis during his visit to a parish church in Rome.

Vatican Weekend for February 26th, 2017

24/02/2017 13:00

Vatican Weekend for February 26th, 2017 features a moving testimony from a former supervisor of executions at a U.S. prison who describes how this experience led him to become an opponent of the death penalty and our Vatican watcher Joan Lewis reviews the past week’s events in the Vatican.

Pope Francis during his general audience.

Pope Francis during his general audience

Vatican Weekend for February 25th, 2017

24/02/2017 12:30

Vatican Weekend for February 25th, 2017 features a report on Pope’s Francis’ general audience, a religious sister in South Sudan talks about the famine there, we examine the Pope's historic visit to the Anglican church in Rome and we have two reflections on Lent.

Pope Francis greets group of Italian children during an audience in the Vatican.

Pope Francis greets group of Italian children during an audience in the Vatican.

Vatican Weekend for February 19th, 2017

17/02/2017 13:00

Vatican Weekend for February 19th, 2017 features our weekly reflection on the Sunday Gospel reading, a profile on the background and character of the Prince of the Apostles and our resident Vatican watcher reviews the past week’s events in the Vatican.

View of St. Peter's Basilica and Square during papal Mass.

View of St. Peter's Basilica and Square during papal Mass.

Vatican Weekend for February 18th, 2017

17/02/2017 12:30

Vatican Weekend for February 18th, 2017 features a review of Pope Francis’ General Audience, a look at how Michelangelo and Bernini left their mark on St. Peter’s Basilica and a report on a program that helps couples whose marriage is heading for the rocks. 

Pope Francis holds a baby during an audience in the Vatican.

Pope Francis holds a baby during an audience in the Vatican.

Vatican Weekend for February 12th, 2017

10/02/2017 13:00

Vatican Weekend for February 12th, 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 holds up an image of the Sudanese-born Saint, Josephine Bakhita, who's the patron saint of victims of human trafficking and slavery.

Pope Francis holds up an image of the Sudanese-born Saint, Josephine Bakhita, the patron saint of victims of human trafficking and slavery.

Vatican Weekend for February 11th, 2017

10/02/2017 12:30

Vatican Weekend for February 11th, 2017 features a review of the Pope's General Audience, shocking testimony about the humanitarian crisis in Aleppo, a look at the illegal trafficking of human organs and Part 2 of a program on the history of the Lateran Pacts.

Pope Francis holding a candle as he arrives to celebrate Mass to mark the Presentation of the Child Jesus in the Temple.

Pope Francis holding a candle as he arrives to celebrate Mass to mark the Presentation of the Child Jesus in the Temple.

Vatican Weekend for February 5th, 2017

03/02/2017 13:00

Vatican Weekend for February 5th, 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 poses for photo with group of migrants he invited to join him on the steps of St. Peter's Basilica.

Pope Francis poses for photo with group of migrants he invited to join him on the steps of St. Peter's Basilica during his general audience.

Vatican Weekend for February 4th, 2017

03/02/2017 12:30

Vatican Weekend for February 4th, 2017 features a review of Pope Francis’ General Audience, an interview with a theologian on migration and refugee issues and Part 1 of a program on the signing of the 1929 Lateran Pacts.