Vatican Corner 11-14-2021

On Sunday August 29, 2021, at his Angelus message, from a window overlooking St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis said “complaining and blaming others is a waste of time; the way to defeat evil is to conquer it first within our own hearts.” He said “we often think that...

Vatican Corner 11-7-2021

On October 29, 2021, Pope Francis and U.S. President Joe Biden had a private talk at the Vatican for an unusually long 75 minutes. It was the 31st time a U.S. president and the pope met, starting in 1919 with Woodrow Wilson and Pope Benedict XV. It was apparently a...

Vatican Corner 10-31-2021

Pope Francis’ radio interview covered many subjects. One subject was about ecological issues. The interviewer Carlos Herrera said to Pope Francis that “you admitted a few years ago ecological issues were of no interest to you. Now your Holiness has changed, for you...

Vatican Corner 10-24-21

Pope Francis’ radio interview covered many different subjects. One subject was Cardinal Becciu who is accused along with 9 others of corruption with Vatican finances. Francis said “I hope with all my heart that he is innocent. Besides, he was a collaborator of mine...

Vatican Corner 10-17-2021

On Sept. 1, 2021, Pope Francis was interviewed for an hour and a half by Carlos Herrera of Spain’s Bishop’s Conference radio COPE. Many subjects were covered including his recent surgery, Afghanistan, China, euthanasia, the legal trials in the Vatican, and reform of...

Vatican Corner 10-10-2021

The Swiss Guard’s main duties at the Vatican are providing security services, protecting the Pope and his residence, and providing honor guards at the main entrances, at public audiences, at Masses and at diplomatic receptions. The Guard’s 150 year old barracks is...

Vatican Corner 10-03-2021

Pope Francis has recently made a video that reflects on family life presented by testimonies from families around the world. This video is an accompaniment to his 2016 book AmorisLaetitia (Joy of Love). In Chapter 5 of the book under the title An Expanding...

Vatican Corner 09-26-2021

Pope Francis made his 34th foreign trip on September 12 -15, 2021, traveling to the center of Europe and spending (as planned) just seven hours in Hungary and four days in Slovakia. Sixty percent of Hungary’s 10 million people are Catholic while Seventy-three percent...