- Apr 13, 2021
Celebrating its 90th anniversary, Vatican Radio received well-wishes from Pope Francis and an avid listener who is the second oldest person in the world.
In new book, Helen Fry documents not only how the United Kingdom’s embassy to the Holy See coordinated rescue efforts in the Italian theatre of the war, but how top-ranking Vatican officials assisted in these efforts.
As the number of people testing positive for the coronavirus in Europe continued to grow, the French Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes announced that pilgrims were still welcome, but the pools the sick bathe in hoping for healing would be closed temporarily.
Nathan Morley’s ‘Radio Hitler: Nazi Airwaves in the Second World War’ – due to be published by Amberley in August – uses first-hand interviews, archives, diaries, letters and memoirs to examine Hitler’s radio and how it used ‘fake news’ to spread Nazi propaganda.
A weekly news program about the pope and the Vatican will now be offered in Latin, the official language of the Holy See.
Simply shuffling personnel in and out of the Vatican Press Office doesn’t herald real reform in how the Vatican engages the media.
By broadcasting radio news in Latin, “Finland has done something that had earlier been experimented with only in the Vatican in the 1930s,” wrote Latin professors Christian Laes from the University of Antwerp and Dirk Sacre from the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium in an op-ed article published recently in Finland’s leading daily, Helsingin Sanomat.
A new Catholic radio station in Mombasa, Kenya, often a hot-spot for Muslim/Christian conflict, has an expansive understanding of “evangelization.” Its audacious aim is nothing less than changing the world, or at least their piece of it.