Vatican Insider

Direct from the Eternal City, EWTN’s Joan Lewis speaks with Vatican officials and visitors about events affecting the Church and the world.
Vatican Insider - 07/04/2020 - Tour of The Vatican Scavi
After a review of the latest in Vatican News, Joan takes us on a tour of the Vatican’s famed “scavi” – Italian for excavations – the celebrated pre-Constantine necropolis (‘city of the dead’) that lies under the basilica named for the first Pope, Peter, who is buried in this necropolis.
Vatican Insider - 06/27/2020 - Vatican City State
After a review of the latest in Vatican News, Joan takes us on a tour of Vatican City State - its gardens, fountains, statues, buildings, the mosaic studio, the train station and much more!
Vatican Insider - 06/20/2020 - Basilica of St. Sebastian
After a review of the latest in Vatican News, enjoy Joan's special presentation on the Basilica of Saint Sebastian, one of the Seven Pilgrim Churches of Rome.
Vatican Insider - 06/13/2020 - St. Lawrence Outside the Walls
After a review of the latest in Vatican News, enjoy Joan's special presentation on St. Lawrence Outside the Walls, a papal basilica in Rome.
Vatican Insider - 06/06/2020 - Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem
After a review of the latest in Vatican News, enjoy the sixth in a series of Joan's special presentations on the Seven Pilgrim Churches of Rome. In this episode, Joan takes us to Rome's Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem.
Vatican Insider - 05/30/2020 - St. Peter's Basilica Pt. 2
After a review of the latest in Vatican News, enjoy the fifth in a series of Joan's special presentations on the Seven Pilgrim Churches of Rome. This episode is Part II of Joan's presentation on St. Peter's Basilica.
Vatican Insider - 05/23/2020 - St. Peter's Basilica Pt. I
After a review of the latest in Vatican News, enjoy the fourth in a series of Joan's special presentations on the Seven Pilgrim Churches of Rome. This episode is Part I of Joan's presentation on St. Peter's Basilica.
Vatican Insider - 05/16/2020 - St. Paul's Outside the Walls
After a review of the latest in Vatican News, enjoy the third in a series of Joan's special presentations on the Seven Pilgrim Churches of Rome. In this episode, Joan discusses St. Paul's Outside the Walls.
Vatican Insider - 05/09/2020 - St. Mary Major Basilica
After a review of the latest in Vatican News, enjoy the second in a series of Joan's special presentations on the Seven Pilgrim Churches of Rome. In this episode, Joan discusses St. Mary Major Basilica.
Vatican Insider - 05/02/2020 - St. John Lateran
After a review of the latest in Vatican News, enjoy the first in a series of Joan's special presentations on the Seven Pilgrim Churches of Rome, starting with St. John Lateran, the papal basilica and cathedral church of the Bishop of Rome who is the Pope.
Vatican Insider - 04/25/2020 - Stations of the Resurrection
Joan reviews the latest in Vatican News. Then, she answers questions about the Paschal Candle and walks us through the Via Lucis (the Way of Light), or Stations of the Resurrection, a post-Easter journey through 14 Stations of Light.
Vatican Insider - 04/18/2020 - Who is the Man of the Shroud? Pt. 2
Joan reviews the latest in Vatican News. Then, Pt. 2 of Joan's special on the Shroud of Turin.
Vatican Insider - 04/11/2020 - Who is the Man of the Shroud? Pt. 1
Joan reviews the latest in Vatican News. Then, Pt. 1 of Joan's special on the Shroud of Turin.
Vatican Insider - 04/04/2020 - Lenten Station Churches
Joan reviews the latest in Vatican news, and in lieu of a new interview segment that Joan would normally provide if Italy were not in pandemic lockdown: a re-airing of Joan's special presentation on Rome’s celebrated Lenten Station Churches.
Vatican Insider - 03/28/2020 - The Holy House of Loreto
Joan gives a special presentation on The Holy House of Loreto, which has been one of the world’s premier shrines dedicated to Mary for over seven hundred years. According to tradition, the home in which Mary lived, in which the Angel Gabriel appeared to her, announcing she would become the Mother of God, and the home she shared with Jesus and Joseph, was transported by angels to this Italian hill town overlooking the Adriatic on the night of December 10, 1294.