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Vatican Connections
with Emilie Callan
Vatican Connections with Emilie Callan
Ever wonder what goes on in the Vatican every day? What the Pope does? Who helps him? Why does it matter? The Holy See is a place where many decisions are made which influence the life of the whole Church. It is also one of the most misunderstood institutions. Vatican Connections will help shed some light on what goes on behind Vatican walls and what that means for the rest of us who live outside those walls. From week to week, we’ll take an in-depth look at changes in structure, papal documents, new appointments and resignations, apostolic voyages, and much more.
Tune in Fridays at 8pm ET ​/ 5pm PT ​for the latest on all things Vatican.
Emilie Callan grew up in Cornwall, Ontario. She attended the University of Ottawa and graduated with a degree in Theatre and French Literature. In university, she invested her time in a Catholic movement, Catholic Christian Outreach (CCO), dedicated to the new evangelization on campuses across Canada. Upon her graduation, Emilie worked as a lay missionary with the movement in Quebec City for three years. In 2014 she arrived at Salt + Light TV as new addition to the French team. Since then, she has hosted episodes of Perspectives Daily and Catholic Focus, as well as helped cover major events in the Church such as the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia in 2015 and the World Youth Day in Krakow in 2016. She is currently hosting Vatican Connections, to replace its previous – and well-loved – host Alicia Ambrosio.
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Find out what Pope Francis’ Trip to Egypt means
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Pope Francis Pens Letter in Response to New Shrine of St. Francis
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On Easter Sunday, Pope Francis sent a letter to the bishop of Assisi-Nocera Umbra-Gualdo Tadino, Domenico Sorrentino, offering his blessings and support for his decision to establish a shrine in memo ...read more
‘Amoris Laetitia’ Turns One
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French Biblical Scholar to Compose Vatican Way of the Cross Meditations
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Rwandan President Meets Pope Francis
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Pope Francis Celebrates Four Years
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Last Monday, Pope Francis celebrated four years since his election as pontiff. During this week, the Holy Father received many messages and witnesses for this anniversary, words of profound admiratio ...read more
Pope Francis Visits Santa Maria Josefa del Cuore di Gesu Parish
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Last Sunday, Pope Francis visited the parish of Santa Maria Josefa del Cuore di Gesù in Ponte di Nona, in the eastern outskirts of Rome, an area of ??town that suffers problems such as poverty and un ...read more
Pope Appoints Special Envoy to Medjugorje
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Last Saturday the Pope appointed Henryk Hoser, Archbishop of Warsaw, as the special envoy to Medjugorje. In the official statement by the Holy See, it reads that: The mission has the aim of acquiring ...read more
Vatican Vandalism
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Dozens of poster posted by anonymous protestors opposing the Pope were plastered along streets in the center of Rome last Saturday morning. The posters depict a very stern looking Pope Francis and a c ...read more