Vatican Dispatch

Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O'ConnellOctober 22, 2017
Pope Francis issues public correction to Cardinal Robert Sarah on who has final say over liturgical translations.
Pope Francis answers questions from journalists aboard his flight from Malmo, Sweden, to Rome Nov. 1. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O'ConnellOctober 17, 2017
Pope Francis confessed that while he has “chutzpah,” “I am also timid.”
Politics & Society Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O'ConnellOctober 16, 2017
“The relation between hunger and migrations can only be faced if we go to the roots of the problem.”
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O'ConnellOctober 15, 2017
Pope Francis announces that there will be a Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazonian region in 2019.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O'ConnellOctober 14, 2017
The Vincentians, founded by St. Vincent de Paul, traveled to Rome to celebrate their 400th anniversary with Pope Francis.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O'ConnellOctober 13, 2017

Pope Francis today assured his “heartfelt solidarity” and “prayers” for all those affected by the wildfire that is causing disasters in California. He mentioned in particular “those who mourn the loss of their loved ones” and those “who fear for the lives of those still missing.”