Mother and two others visit the Vatican, where the Pope's personal secretary places them at the end of the Papal receiving line. Pope John Paul II says for all to hear: "Mother Angelica, strong woman, courageous woman, charismatic woman." She hands him a portfolio, which shows the Network's current and future plans for international expansion. He playfully keeps asking where else EWTN will broadcast until Mother runs out of geography. He goes to leave, but returns, placing one hand on her head. Tracing the cross on her forehead with the other hand, he says: "Mother Angelica, weak in body, strong in spirit. Charismatic woman, charismatic woman." EWTN is added to the Dish Network.