President Barack Obama will meet with Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican today. Joining The Takeaway is BBC Rome Correspondent David Willey. Also joining us is Cathleen Kaveny, the John P. Murphy Foundation Professor of Law and Theology at Notre Dame.
President Obama has nominated Miguel Diaz, a Cuban-American theology professor from Minnesota, as the new ambassador to the Vatican. If confirmed by the Senate, Diaz will be the first Latino to fill this post. The BBC's David Willey joins us with more.
Pope Benedict arrived in Israel today. It's the fourth day of his eight-day pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The Pope's visit coincides with intense diplomatic efforts to re-start the Mideast peace process. For more we turn to the BBC's Jonathan Marcus.
Our partners, the BBC, are reporting that the Vatican has informally vetoed three of Obama's potential nominees for U.S. ambassador to the Vatican. For more we turn to David Willey, Rome correspondent for the BBC.
The Geo Quiz today takes us to the intersection of religion and technology. We're looking for the city of the patron saint of computer users and the Internet. Anchor Lisa Mullins brings us the answer -- it's Seville in Spain.
John Allen of the Boston Globe usually sits down at the end of the year to write something about the biggest uncovered Catholic stories from the past 12 months. But the longtime Vatican correspondent says he didn’t need to this year, thanks to a news media sensation focused on Pope Francis.