Don’t miss radio and GBTV tomorrow for more on this major announcement. 

Fans of the Glenn Beck Program may have noticed that the titular host was missing for a few days last week. Glenn didn’t say where he was going – only revealing that he was going on a “special assignment” and that everyone should tune in on February 20th for more information on radio and GBTV. We can now reveal that Glenn was in Rome, where he was invited to meet with several high-ranking officials in the Catholic Church at the Vatican. While overseas, he also spoke with the leaders of several European groups about building an international movement rooted in the principles of peace and individual freedom and responsibility.

While in Rome, Glenn visited The Vatican and met with several Cardinals, Monsignors and Archbishops in the Catholic Church over the course of several days. They discussed the importance of freedom of expression and freedom of conscience, as well as standing against the rise of secularism and the rise of anti-Semitism.

Glenn and Tania walk in Vatican City

The news of the meeting comes on the heels of Glenn announcing a movement to protect religious freedom from government intrusion, currently best represented by “We are all Catholics now” – a call to action for people to stand up against mandated coverage of contraception by Catholic institutions.

The movement, of course, is not about just contraception (or just Catholics), but rather the overall loss of religious freedom in America and the world. He has long encouraged people of all faiths to stand together, distinct and separate in their beliefs but united in their support of everyone to practice those beliefs without persecution.

Glenn greets Cardinal Dolan of New York at The Vatican

“Today I am a Jew. I’m a Catholic. I’m a Mormon. I’m a protestant,” Glenn said on February 9th in a declaration of religious solidarity. “I am somebody who believes in something, and I stand with others who say ‘I may not believe the same thing that you believe but I want the right to believe and practice and worship the way I believe.’”

Separately, Glenn was invited to speak with leaders from Serbia, Georgia, Milan, Rome, Germany, Austria, London, and Israel. These leaders had heard of Glenn’s work in America and in Israel and were interested in bringing his message of individual freedom and personal responsibility to their own countries. The meeting, organized by FreedomWorks and Mercury One, sought to bring people on the front lines of the freedom and peace movement overseas together to learn from one another and to find ways to work together to spread the message of freedom to their own communities and beyond.

Before heading home, Glenn also made a stop in Greece as part of research for a “special project” that will be revealed at a later date.

Glenn in Greece. Translation: “If the revolution will not happen peacefully, then it will happen violently. Anarchy!”

What did Glenn and these leaders discuss? What do these meeting mean to Glenn both personally and professionally? What does this mean for the global movement towards peace and freedom? All good questions!

On Monday morning, Glenn will be answering these important questions LIVE on radio and on GBTV!

The radio program beings at 9am ET – you can listen with our FREE audio stream or you can WATCH the full radio broadcast on GBTV’s exclusive six camera shoot only available on GBTV Plus. Glenn will have more on The Glenn Beck Program Monday evening beginning live at 5pm ET. Start your free trial with GBTV now to get in on all the action.

Be sure to tune in to hear all the details, and stay tuned to GlennBeck.com and The Blaze for more on this story as it develops.