Vatican Dispatch

Pope Francis celebrates Mass on the feast of Corpus Christi June 18 outside Rome's Basilica of St. John Lateran. (CNS/Tony Gentile, Reuters)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O'ConnellJuly 18, 2017
In less than three weeks, Pope Francis has reshuffled the top leadership of the C.D.F.
A peace activist holds a sign saying "Resist Islamophobia!" during a prayer service in early March outside the White House in Washington. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
The article looks at the growing similarities in the rhetoric and world views adopted by evangelical fundamentalists and some "militant" Catholic hardliners.
Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, former Vatican secretary of state, walks during the Good Friday service in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican March 25. (CNS photo/Alessandro Bianchi, Reuters)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O'ConnellJuly 13, 2017
Money destined for “Pope's hospital” allegedly went toward renovating the former secretary of state’s apartment.
Young people talk during a conference in Rome April 6. The conference was in preparation for next year's Synod of Bishops on young people, the faith and vocational discernment and World Youth Day in 2019. (CNS photo/courtesy Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O'ConnellJuly 07, 2017
As head of a new Vatican department, Cardinal Farrell is in a position to bring lay people into positions of leadership in the church.
Pope Francis is accompanied by Cardinal Angelo Scola of Milan as he greets the crowd outside the cathedral in Milan March 25. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O'ConnellJuly 07, 2017
Those who know Bishop Delpini well describe him as “a very spiritual man, humble but not submissive, a great worker, far from the profile of a manager-bishop, very attentive to the personal relationship with priests.”
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O'ConnellJune 29, 2017
Cardinal Pell will return to Australia to appear in court at a hearing scheduled for July 6.