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Pope Francis kneeling to confess during a liturgy at St. Peter's Basilica.

Pope Francis kneeling to confess during a liturgy at St. Peter's Basilica.

Vatican Weekend for March 26th, 2017

24/03/2017 13:00

Vatican Weekend for March 26th, 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 gives a thumbs up sign during his Wednesday general audience.

Pope Francis gives a thumbs up sign during his Wednesday general audience.

Vatican Weekend for March 25th, 2017

24/03/2017 12:30

Vatican Weekend for March 25th, 2017 features the Pope's general audience, a look at St. Thomas More, the story behind the Beatles song ‘Let It Be,’ Pius XII’s words on the Treaty of Rome, Populorum Progressio on its 50th anniversary and a Lenten reflection.

Pope Francis on his popemobile in St. Peter's Square.

Pope Francis on his popemobile in St. Peter's Square.

Vatican Weekend for March 19th, 2017

17/03/2017 13:00

Vatican Weekend for March 19th, 2017 features our weekly reflection on the Sunday Gospel reading and our resident Vatican watcher Joan Lewis reviews the past week’s events in the Vatican.

Pope Francis at the end of his Wednesday general audience.

Pope Francis at the end of his Wednesday general audience.

Vatican Weekend for March 18th, 2017

17/03/2017 12:30

Vatican Weekend for March 18th, 2017 features a report on Pope Francis’ general audience, a look at some of the ways in which past Popes changed the face of the Eternal City, plus two Lenthen reflections.

Pope looks at book of drawings made by Syrian refugee children who were among those he brought back from Lesbos on the papal plane.

Pope looks at book of drawings made by Syrian refugee children who were among those he brought back from Lesbos on the papal plane

Vatican Weekend for March 12th, 2017

10/03/2017 12:30

Vatican Weekend for March 12th, 2017 examines the impact of Pope Francis’ papacy on the 4th anniversary of his election, plus our weekly reflection on the Sunday Gospel reading, “There’s more in the Sunday Gospel than Meets the Eye.” 

Pope Francis travelling by bus from Ariccia to Rome at the end of his Lenten retreat

Pope Francis travelling by bus from Ariccia to Rome at the end of his Lenten retreat.

Vatican Weekend for March 11th, 2017

10/03/2017 12:00

Vatican Weekend for March 11th, 2017 features the dramatic life story of a former refugee who attended the Voices of Faith event in the Vatican, two Lenten reflections plus a conversation all about Spiritual Exercises to coincide with Pope Francis’ annual Lenten Retreat.  

Cardinal Jozef Tomko makes the sign of the Cross with ashes on the Pope's forehead during Mass on Ash Wednesday.

Cardinal Jozef Tomko makes the sign of the Cross with ashes on the Pope's forehead during Mass on Ash Wednesday.

Vatican Weekend for March 5th, 2017

03/03/2017 13:00

Vatican Weekend for March 5th, 2017 features our weekly reflection on the Sunday Gospel reading plus our resident Vatican watcher Joan Lewis reviews the past week’s events in the Vatican.

Pope Francis bending down to greet two children during his general audience.

Pope Francis bending down to greet two children during his general audience.

Vatican Weekend for March 4th, 2017

03/03/2017 12:30

Vatican Weekend for March 4th, 2017 features a report on Pope Francis’ general audience on Ash Wednesday, a leading Franciscan updates us on the situation in war-torn South Sudan plus two reflections to mark the Lenten season.