Vatican Dispatch

Gerard O’Connell January 23, 2021
A flare-up of sciatica has caused Pope Francis to cancel several appearances in the coming days.
Pope Francis January 20, 2021
Pope Francis' remarks from his general audience on Wednesday, Jan. 20.
Gerard O’Connell January 20, 2021
In a message to the second Catholic president, Pope Francis prayed that Joe Biden would work to heal the divisions in U.S. society and promote human dignity and peace around the globe.
Composite photo CNS/Cindy Wooden/Paul Haring
Gerard O’Connell January 13, 2021
The Australian government’s international financial watchdog, Austrac, said it overestimated bank transfers from Vatican City to Australia over the past six years by more than $1.5 billion dollars.
Pope Francis January 13, 2021
Pope Francis’ remarks from his general audience on Wednesday, Jan. 13.
Gerard O’Connell January 13, 2021
Both Pope Francis and retired Pope Benedict XVI have received the first dose of the vaccine against COVID-19 after the Vatican started vaccinating its employees and residents Jan. 13.