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 - 09/19/2020 - Shrine of Pompeii
After reviewing the latest in Vatican News and a Q&A, Joan presents a special on Italy's Shrine of Pompeii.
Vatican Insider - 09/12/2020 - Rome's Shrine of Our Lady of Divine Love
After reviewing the latest in Vatican News and a Q&A, Joan presents a special on Rome's beloved Shrine of Our Lady of Divine Love.
Vatican Insider - 09/05/2020 - Special Inquiring Minds Want to Know - Pt. III
After an overview of the news stories this week in the Vatican and a Q&A on cremation and burial, Joan answers various questions about topics such as the patron saint of television (who and why?), the statue of St. Peter in the basilica named for him, why Popes wear white (who started that?), Rome’s most visited nativity scene and also - which is larger, the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica or that of the Capitol in Washington, D.C.?
Vatican Insider - 08/29/2020 - Special Inquiring Minds Want to Know II
After reviewing the latest in Vatican news, Joan presents a special “Inquiring minds want to know” in which she shares some trivia – some little known, and often unusual facts about the Vatican – some fun stories about bells and flags and basilica floors. It might be trivia but it is not at all trivial! (Part II)
Vatican Insider - 08/22/2020 - Special Inquiring Minds Want to Know
After reviewing the latest in Vatican news, Joan presents a special “Inquiring minds want to know” in which she shares some trivia – some little known, and often unusual facts about the Vatican – some fun stories about bells and flags and basilica floors. It might be trivia but it is not at all trivial!
Vatican Insider - 08/15/2020 - Vatican Observatory
After reviewing the latest in Vatican News, Joan presents a special on The Vatican Observatory, or Specola, which is not only one of the most highly respected observatories in the world but is actually one of the oldest astronomical institutes, dating back to 1582 under the pontificate of Gregory XIII.
Vatican Insider - 08/08/2020 - Papal Palace of Castel Gandolfo
After reviewing the latest in Vatican news, Joan takes us to the Papal Palace of Castel Gandolfo.
Vatican Insider - 08/01/2020 - And If You Have Time
After reviewing the latest in Vatican news, Joan presents a special "And if You Have Time," in which she brings us around Rome to some other Churches (besides the major basilicas toured in previous episodes) that are noted for their place in history, architectural beauty and as repositories of some of the greatest works of art that man has ever known.
Vatican Insider - 07/25/2020 - Inquiring Minds Want to Know Pt. 2
After reviewing the latest in Vatican News, Joan follows last weekend's show with Part II of the special “Inquiring Minds Want To Know," in which she shares some little known, and often unusual facts about the Vatican, Popes and the Church. Some highlights: answers to the questions "why do Popes wear white?" and "which has the biggest dome – St. Peter’s Basilica or the U.S. capitol?"
Vatican Insider - 07/18/2020 - Inquiring Minds Want to Know
After reviewing the latest in Vatican News, Joan presents a special “Inquiring Minds Want To Know," in which she shares some little known, and often unusual facts about the Vatican.
Vatican Insider - 07/11/2020 - Inside the Catacombs
Enjoy again Joan's special presentation on the amazing, historical world of the Catacombs, one of Rome’s premiere tourist and pilgrim attractions.
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.