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In an emotional encounter in the chapel of the Apostolic Nunciature, Pope Benedict XVI met privately on Thursday with several victims of clergy sexual abuse. The victims present were all middle-aged and did not wish to be identified. The meeting began at 4:15 PM and lasted for 20 to 25 minutes. The pontiff prayed the ...read more
Vatican spokesperson Fr. Federico Lombardi is expected to announce that Pope Benedict XVI is meeting with a group of several victims of clergy sexual abuse. Sources have revealed this to Salt + Light journalist David Naglieri as he, along with a group of Vatican accredited journalists, awaits an imminent briefing by Fr. Lombardi at the ...read more
I’m sending this report from the NBC press box overlooking several hundred concelebrants in Washington’s Nationals Stadium. The NBC cameras will be filming a live interview with me for CBC Newsworld at 10:15am ET. Though leaving the press corps feels risky given last night’s bus debacle, secret service has been helpful. On the way upstairs, ...read more
“Can I help you?”, asked an angelic looking twenty-something. Her glossy ID tags suggested she might be of assistance, but I had been disappointed by many officials before her. I had found myself stranded at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. The police-escorted media bus that drove us here had to ...read more
From the Toronto Sun Pope Benedict has begun his first journey as Pope to the U.S. Though this papal visit is only to two American cities, Washington and New York, the Pope has said repeatedly he is visiting the entire American nation. What’s all the hoopla about a papal visit? The Pope travels to the ...read more
That’s the traditional papal birthday greeting, which means “May you live many more years!” (Credit to the USCCB Papal Visit Blog–I don’t know latin.) No doubt, President George W. Bush will wish Pope Benedict XVI a happy 81st birthday as he arrives at the White House one hour from now. S+L CEO Fr. Thomas Rosica ...read more
From David Naglieri, on the ground at Andrews Air Force Base: “The plane has landed. Anticipation is at a fever pitch. As soon as the Alitalia plane landed at the Air Force base, the crowd erupted in applause. There are dozens of high school students and young Catholics from various parishes throughout the United States ...read more
Just a reminder, as mentioned here last week, Mothering, Full of Grace is pre-empted this week for coverage of the Papal Visit to the United States. A new episode will air April 23rd, stay tuned to the blog for more information next week. For a listing of Salt + Light’s Papal coverage — click HERE, ...read more
While I’m here sipping coffee in the media centre—now humbly surrounded by some of America’s most celebrated religion journalists—my colleague David Naglieri has just arrived at Andrews Air Force Base. Though his hour long delay to board the media bus was long, this is nothing compared to the two and a half hour wait for ...read more
For those of you that can’t get to your television but want to follow the many Papal events in the United States this week, Salt + Light Television is pleased to announce that we are now streaming live online 24 hours a day, seven days a week! You can access our station’s online feed from ...read more