Vatican Dispatch

Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O'ConnellJune 21, 2017
Pope Francis encouraged Cardinal Lacroix and the bishops from Quebec to be a missionary church, “a church that goes out, reaches out to people.”
South Sudanese Catholics pray during Mass in 2011 at a church in Juba (CNS photo/ Mohmaed Messara, EPA).
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O'ConnellJune 21, 2017
The war has “caused a grave humanitarian crisis that has left half of the country’s population, around 7.3 million people, hungry every day."
Pope Francis smiles with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her husband Joachim Sauer, left, on the occasion of their private audience, at the Vatican, Saturday, June 17, 2017. (Ettore Ferrari/Pool Photo via AP)
Politics & Society Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O'ConnellJune 17, 2017
This was the pope and chancellor's sixth meeting.
Government protestors in Caracas, Venezuela, are sprayed by a national guard water canon May 29. (CNS photo/Mauricio Duenas, EPA)
Politics & Society Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O'ConnellJune 05, 2017
The meeting comes in the midst of an ongoing national crisis in Venezuela marked by daily protests that have lasted more than 70 days and by acts of repression from the forces of President Maduro’s government.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O'ConnellJune 04, 2017
Pope Francis celebrated Pentecost Mass, urging Christians to avoid "diversity without unity" and "unity without diversity."
Participants look at a screen showing a world map with climate anomalies during the World Climate Change Conference at Le Bourge, France, in this Dec. 8, 2015, file photo. (CNS photo/Stephane Mahe, Reuters)
Politics & Society Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O'ConnellJune 02, 2017
Vatican officials slammed it as “a disaster for the whole world because the United States has such importance today and is a country that many follow.”