Vatican Dispatch

Gerard O’Connell June 14, 2019
His renunciation did not come as a total surprise given the controversy that erupted in Chile following the priest’s controversial statements after his nomination.
Gerard O’Connell June 13, 2019
“It is inconceivable to be a pontifical representative and to criticize the pope behind his back, to have a blog or even to unite himself to groups hostile to him, to the [Roman] curia and to the church of Rome,” Pope Francis stated.
Gerard O’Connell June 10, 2019
The text explains that “gender theory” expresses an ideology that “denies the difference and reciprocity in nature of a man and a woman.”
Gerard O’Connell June 05, 2019
The fact that they are meeting for a third time shows that Putin considers Pope Francis an influential player and moral authority on the global stage.
Pope Francis with the judges at the Pan-American conference of judges on social rights (photo: Elisabetta Piquè).
Gerard O’Connell June 04, 2019
In a speech to some 100 judges from north, central and south America, Pope Francis emphasized the crucial role of judges in protecting the social, economic and cultural rights of people.
Pope Francis listens to a question from Romanian journalist Cristian Micaci aboard his flight from Sibiu, Romania, to Rome June 2, 2019. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Gerard O’Connell June 02, 2019

After enduring three grueling and demanding days crisscrossing Romania, Pope Francis fielded six