Vatican Dispatch

Gerard O’Connell December 12, 2018
The cardinal is the most senior churchman yet to be convicted of historical sexual offenses. His conviction is a grave blow not only to the church in Australia but also to Pope Francis.
Gerard O’Connell December 12, 2018
Pope Francis has terminated the services of three cardinals who for the past five years were members of his council of nine cardinal advisors.
Gerard O’Connell December 06, 2018
Francis is the first pope to visit the oil-rich United Arab Emirates, a majority-Muslim country of 10 million people.
Pope Francis leads an audience with faculty and staff of the Jesuits' International College of the Gesu at the Vatican Dec. 3. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
Gerard O’Connell December 03, 2018
Although he was addressing some 60 staff and students from the Gesu in Rome, Francis’ message seemed to be addressed to the worldwide Jesuit community.
Gerard O’Connell November 30, 2018
The Vatican today announced the approval of its application to a payment-integration initiative of the European Union for simplification of bank transfers in the euro currency.
Archbishop Charles Scicluna, center, has been chosen as part of a steering committee to lead the meeting of bishops’ conferences from around the world in February. (CNS photo/courtesy Archdiocese of Santiago) 
Gerard O’Connell November 23, 2018
The Vatican announced today the archbishop will serve on a committee overseeing the bishops’ meeting along with Cardinals Blase Cupich and Oswald Gracias and Jesuit Father Hans Zollner.