Vatican Radio turns 90 as World Radio Day looms

For 90 years, Vatican Radio has carried the voice of the pope to far-flung corners of the world, translated into dozens of languages. As it celebrated its birthday, Pope Francis was among those paying tribute to a broadcaster that has provided a vital link between Rome and Catholic churches across the globe. Vatican Radio was set up by Pope Pius XI after the establishment of the Vatican City State in 1929. He called in one of the inventors of radio, Guglielmo Marconi, to help and it was inaugurated with a Latin address by the pope on February 12, 1931.