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Cardinal Parolin at the conference on Iraqi Christians.

Cardinal Parolin at the conference on Iraqi Christians.

Parolin praises so-called Marshall Plan for Iraqi Christians

28/09/2017 16:57

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Secretary of State, on Thursday praised a "so-called Marshall Plan" sponsored by a Catholic charity that seeks to encourage and support Iraqi Christians to return to their homes in the Nineveh Plain area of northern Iraq. 

 

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. 

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.