Interviews with important members of the Church and Vatican state.

“Hitler’s Pope” or “Righteous Among Gentiles”?

An Interview With Historian Michael Hesemann on the March 2 Opening of the Archives of Pius XII By Jan Bentz   Pope Pius XII, who led the Catholic Church from 1939 to 1958, is pictured in his undated photo. (CNS photo/Vatican Media) Will the documents shed new light on the pontificate of Pius XII? [...]

“The Pope is a Man; He Suffers Like the Rest of Us”

An Interview With Lucio Brunelli, the Author of Pope Francis: How I Met Him By Domenico Coviello ( "He moved around the city by public transport, did not give interviews. I was fascinated by this figure."   Lucio Brunelli, then the director of Italy's TV 2000, the television station of the Italian bishops' [...]

Two Years to Reorganize Vatican Communications

"We can say that he is a great storyteller. He knows well that when people are thristy they don't want H2O but water." (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via EPA) Monsignor Viganò, from January 22, 2013 to December 21, 2015, you were the director of the “Pope’s Television Network,” the CTV (“Centro Televisivo Vaticano”). And [...]

“The Christian Faith Is Not an Idea But a Life”

Pope Benedict XVI (photo Galazka) An unexpected and thought-provoking interview with Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI A new book containing an extensive interview with Pope Emeritus Benedict has been published in Italy, entitled Through Faith: Doctrine of Justification and Experience of God in the Preaching of the Church and the Spiritual Exercises, by Jesuit [...]

In Defense of What Has Been Believed “Always, Everywhere, By All”

An interview of Bishop Athanasius Schneider about the SSPX, women and footwashing, the consecration of Russia, anti-pastoral bishops, and more We do not endorse unreservedly every statement of Bishop Athanasius Schneider, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Mary Most Holy in Astana, Kazakhstan. However, Schneider’s voice has become an influential one in the Church, especially in [...]

Flight from Defeat: Who Helped the Germans Escape Europe?

German officers who had become prisoners of war Did the Vatican actually help Nazi criminals “on the run” at the end of the Second World War? An Italian scholar points to another “protector” Among the accusations directly or indirectly targeting Pius XII and the Church of his time, is the one that he and [...]

“I felt a burning inside me, like a sacred fire…”

A concert offered by the Courtial Foundation at the Church of St. Ignatius in Rome   Hans Albert Courtial, president of the International Foundation of Sacred Music and Art. He came from Germany to Rome, and never left... We are looking down upon the statues that encircle St. Peter’s col­onnade. To our left we [...]

“I’m Not a Star, But the Servant of the Servants of God”

Pope Francis took questions from journalists with him on the papal plane on Sunday night, September 27, flying from Philadelphia back to Rome after his historic trip to the United States and Cuba   Pope Francis speaks to journalists aboard the papal plane Pope Francis is back in the Vatican after his tenth apostolic [...]

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