The Holy Father and the Holy See
“I think the cardinals selected someone that they knew, that they trusted, that they had had good and loving contact with, and that they felt comfortable with,” [Archbishop Gregory] said April 19, immediately following the election of the new pope by the conclave of 115 cardinals from 52 countries around the world...“The Holy Spirit has given us a teacher, a pastor and, as the Gospels this week continually go back to, a good shepherd.
Holy Father's Monthly Prayer Intentions
Every month the Pope announces his monthly prayer intentions, and requests that we include the intentions in our personal prayers.
- Economic Development. That all may promote authentic economic development that respects the dignity of all peoples.
- Christian Unity. That Christians of diverse denominations may walk toward the unity desired by Christ.
The Vatican's YouTube Channel
"This channel offers news coverage of the
main activities of the Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI and of relevant Vatican
It is updated daily.
Video images are produced by Centro Televisio Vaticano (CTV), texts by Vatican
Radio (RV) and CTV.
This video-news presents the Catholic Churchs position regarding the principal
issues of the world today." (Description provided by
Vatican Radio broadcasts in 39 languages in and around Rome and the Lazio Region. Its programming serves pilgrims and visitors to Rome from all over the world, providing them with news and information in their own languages.
The Vatican Television Center (CTV) was created in 1983. In November 1996 it was officially recognized as an organization fully associated with the Holy See.
The principal aim of CTV is to contribute to spreading the universal message of the Gospel by using television to document the Pope's pastoral ministry and the activities of the Apostolic See. (From the Statute of June 1st 1998)
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