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Leaders of a cricket project for disadvantaged children from the Pope's native Argentina ask him to bless their cricket bats.

Leaders of a cricket project for disadvantaged children from the Pope's native Argentina ask him to bless their cricket bats.

Vatican Weekend for October 14th, 2017

13/10/2017 11:30

Vatican Weekend for October 14th, 2017 features a report on Pope Francis' general audience, the Pope’s Twitter accounts reach a new milestone with more than 40 million followers plus a look back at the figures of Blessed Pope Paul the 6th and of St. Teresa of Avila.  

Pope Francis during Mass for centenary  of the Congregation for Oriental Churches.

Pope Francis during Mass for centenary of the Congregation for Oriental Churches.

Vatican Weekend for October 15th, 2017

13/10/2017 11:00

Vatican Weekend for October 15th, 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 on board his Popemobile greeting pilgrims at start of his general audience.

Pope Francis on board his Popemobile greeting pilgrims at start of his general audience.

Vatican Weekend for October 7th, 2017

06/10/2017 09:30

Vatican Weekend for October 7th, 2017 features a report on the Pope convening a pre-synodal meeting with young people, an interview on combatting the abuse of children online, a look at the issue of fake news and an eyewitness talks about the October 1962 opening of Vatican 2.

Pope Francis listens to Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia at a meeting of the Pontifical Academy for Life.

Pope Francis listens to Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia at a meeting of the Pontifical Academy for Life.

Vatican Weekend for October 8th, 2017

06/10/2017 09:00

Vatican Weekend for October 8th, 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 embraces a migrant during his Wednesday general audience.

Pope Francis embraces a migrant during his Wednesday general audience.

Vatican Weekend for September 30th, 2017

29/09/2017 11:30

Vatican Weekend for September 30th, 2017 features a report on the Pope’s general audience, a look at the enduring appeal of St. Francis of Assisi with the help of a Franciscan scholar plus an interview with a member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors. 

Pope Francis poses with a group of Mexican faithful in traditional dress during his general audience.

Pope Francis poses with a group of Mexican faithful in traditional dress during his general audience.

Vatican Weekend for October 1st, 2017

29/09/2017 11:00

Vatican Weekend for October 1st, 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 a photo with a children's choir from Mexico at his general audience.

Pope Francis poses for a photo with a children's choir from Mexico at his general audience.

Vatican Weekend for September 23rd, 2017

22/09/2017 10:00

Vatican Weekend for September 23rd, 2017 features a report on the Pope's general audience, the Vatican’s Foreign Minister reviews the world’s trouble spots, a new Pontifical Institute for marriage and the family is set up and Cardinal Farrell speaks about the aims of the new dicastery he heads.

Pope Francis poses with Bolivian bishops in the Vatican.

Pope Francis poses with Bolivian bishops in the Vatican.

Vatican Weekend for September 24th, 2017

22/09/2017 10:00

Vatican Weekend for September 24th, 2017 features our weekly reflection on the Sunday Gospel reading and join us on a virtual tour of the Sistine Chapel to explore part of Michelangelo’s famous fresco, the Last Judgement.