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Vatican Weekend

Pope Francis blesses Indian Salesian Father Thomas Uzhunnalid following his release after being held hostage in Yemen for 18 months.

Pope Francis blesses Indian Salesian Father Thomas Uzhunnalid following his release after being held hostage in Yemen for 18 months.

Vatican Weekend for September 17th, 2017

15/09/2017 12:00

Vatican Weekend for September 17th, 2017 features our weekly reflection on the Sunday Gospel reading plus a report on how restoring a sense of hope is at the heart of a mission at a Centre for Recovering Addicts in England.

Pope Francis is presented with a calf as a gift at his general audience.

Pope Francis is presented with a calf as a gift at his general audience.

Vatican Weekend for September 16th, 2017

15/09/2017 11:00

Vatican Weekend for September 16th, 2017 features a report on Pope Francis’ general audience, a look at the figure of the first American born martyr Fr Stanley Rother plus a report on the humanitarian efforts of Pope Pius XII during World War Two.  

Pope Francis watches a traditional dance performed outside Apostolic Nunciature in Bogota.

Pope Francis watches a traditional dance performed outside Apostolic Nunciature in Bogota.

Vatican Weekend for September 10th, 2017

08/09/2017 11:00

Vatican Weekend for September 10th, 2017 features our weekly reflection on the Sunday Gospel reading, a look at St Peter Claver whose shrine the Pope was visiting in Colombia on Sunday and find out how Rome’s Colosseum was re-consecrated as a Christian monument. 

A man walks past a poster depicting Pope Francis' upcoming visit in the Colombian city of Villavicencio.

A man walks past a poster depicting Pope Francis' upcoming visit in the Colombian city of Villavicencio.

Vatican Weekend for September 2nd, 2017

01/09/2017 11:30

Vatican Weekend for September 2nd, 2017 features a report on the Pope's general audience, interviews with the Apostolic Nuncio to Colombia and the former British Ambassador to the Holy See on the papal visit, plus a report on Mother Teresa of Calcutta. 

Pope Francis is given a signed soccer ball by the Chapecoense soccer team, most of whose members were killed in a plane crash in Colombia in 2016.

Pope Francis is given a signed soccer ball by the Chapecoense soccer team, most of whose members were killed in a plane crash in Colombia in 2016.

Vatican Weekend for September 3rd, 2017

01/09/2017 11:00

Vatican Weekend for September 3rd, 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 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.