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Pope Francis holds a baby during an audience in the Paul VI Hall.

Pope Francis holds a baby during an audience in the Paul VI Hall.

Vatican Weekend for August 26th, 2017

25/08/2017 11:30

Vatican Weekend for August 26th, 2017 features a report on the Pope's general audience, reaction to the papal message for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees, a look back at the figure of Pope John Paul I and we explore why Poland's Madonna of Czestochowa icon is so revered. 

Pope Francis lifts a child dressed like him during his general audience.

Pope Francis lifts a child dressed like him during his general audience.

Vatican Weekend for August 27th, 2017

25/08/2017 11:00

Vatican Weekend for August 27th, 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 greets the crowd at his Angelus address on the Feast of the Assumption.

Pope Francis greets the crowd at his Angelus address on the Feast of the Assumption.

Vatican Weekend for August 19th, 2017

18/08/2017 11:30

Vatican Weekend for August 19th, 2017 features a report on the Pope's Angelus address on the Assumption, an interview with Cardinal DiNardo on the violence in Charlottesville, an interview with a Catholic humanitarian worker plus a look at how the papacy helped ensure Rome's water supply. 

Pope Francis during his weekly general audience.

Pope Francis during his weekly general audience.

Vatican Weekend for August 20th, 2017

18/08/2017 11:00

Vatican Weekend for August 20th, 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 swaps skullcaps with a lady at his general audience.

Pope Francis swaps skullcaps with a lady at his general audience.

Vatican Weekend for August 12th, 2017

11/08/2017 11:30

Vatican Weekend for August 12th, 2017 features a report on Pope's general audience, a look at St Maximilian Kolbe, the priest who gave up his own life at Auschwitz so a fellow prisoner could live, and we learn more about the history of the feast of the Assumption. 

Pope Francis prays in front of the tomb of Blessed Pope Paul VI on the anniversary of his death.

Pope Francis prays in front of the tomb of Blessed Pope Paul VI on the anniversary of his death.

Vatican Weekend for August 13th, 2017

11/08/2017 11:00

Vatican Weekend for August 13th, 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 greets newly-married couples during his Wednesday general audience.

Pope Francis greets newly-married couples during his Wednesday general audience.

Vatican Weekend for August 5th, 2017

04/08/2017 11:30

Vatican Weekend for August 5th, 2017 features a report on the Pope's general audience, a look at the life of St.Teresia Benedicta, born Edith Stein, who died 75 years ago plus a tour of the basilica of St. Mary Major on its consecration anniversary.

Pope Francis gesturing during his Wednesday general audience.

Pope Francis gesturing during his Wednesday general audience.

Vatican Weekend for August 6th, 2017

04/08/2017 11:00

Vatican Weekend for August 6th, 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.