It is been one amazing week here in Rome, as all of you know! Time away from my office (and laptop) for television and other commitments did not always allow me to post a blog every day but I did post a lot images and videos on my Facebook page (

That includes a lot of color from Rome today where the Epiphany, a Vatican and Italian holiday, is celebrated in a major way, starting with the papal Mass in the basilica, followed by the Angelus, and all of this in the framework of marching bands, flag throwers from around Italy, mostly Umbria and Tuscany, hundreds of Italians dressed in period costumes, and the arrival of the Three Kings on horseback!

An estimated 60,000 plus pilgrims filled the square today, as well as Pza. Pio XII, adjacent to St. Peter’s Square and Via della Conciliazione.

So, if you want a review of what happened these days, visit me on FB and Twitter. And feel free to share!


Not having much time to prepare a full “Vatican Insider” with news and a new interview, we’ve put together a “Best Of Vatican Insider” and this weekend you can listen to Dallas Jenkins, producer, and Neal Harmon, founder of Angel Studios that made the film.   As you know, “The Chosen” is full into season three!

Here we are during their visit to Rome in the summer of 2021:


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