Thank you for 30 years of Inside the Vatican!
The first issue of Inside the Vatican magazine appeared in April 1993 as our “Zero Issue.” Our aim was to fill a particular gap. We felt that many publications (ranging from small Catholic journals to major international secular magazines) seemed to be partial, tendentious, superficial, or uncritical in their coverage of Catholic affairs, and of the Vatican, in particular. We therefore aimed to be, in so far as was in our power, balanced, reasonable, thoughtful and probing. So many readers applauded our first effort that we were heartened enough to continue publishing. Our issue #1 appeared almost five months later (August-September 1993). Since then, we published continuously on a monthly basis (10 times yearly, with combined issues in June-July and August-September) until the beginning of 2021. At that time, we went to a bi-monthly format, while increasing our online presence with three separate websites, a full-length digital version of the paper magazine, and regular online “Writer’s Chat” webinars featuring audience-interactive interviews with our writers.