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Pope Francis blesses a picture on a pilgrim's cell-phone during his general audience.

Pope Francis blesses a picture on a pilgrim's cell-phone during his general audience.

Vatican Weekend for October 21st, 2017

20/10/2017 08:30

Vatican Weekend for October 21st, 2017 features a report on Pope Francis’ Wednesday general audience, shining the spotlight on the figure of  Saint John Paul II on his liturgical feast day and a Church historian takes us back to 1870 when the Papacy's temporal power ended. 

Pope Francis presides over Canonization Mass for 35 new saints.

Pope Francis presides over Canonization Mass for 35 new saints.

Vatican Weekend for October 22nd, 2017

20/10/2017 08:00

Vatican Weekend for October 22nd, 2017 features our weekly reflection on the Sunday Gospel reading, “There’s more in the Sunday Gospel than Meets the Eye,” plus we find out more about a special Church-sponsored program that helps couples whose marriage is heading for the rocks.

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.