Politics & SocietyVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
An interview with Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, the Vatican Secretary for Relations with States, on Pope Francis’ visit to Iraq and what’s next for Vatican diplomacy in the Middle East.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
In an hour-long press conference on the plane to Rome, Francis spoke about how he felt he had “come back to life again” during the visit, after more than a year in “prison” when he could not meet people.
Inside the Vatican
What is driving Pope Francis to enter a war zone, during a global pandemic?
FaithShort Take
Christopher P. Clohessy
Pope Francis, by visiting a Shia majority country, completes his pastoral embrace of the Islamic world, begun two years ago with his trip to Abu Dhabi when he met with Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb.
FaithLast Take
Jeremy McLellan
A Catholic comedian explains Lent, Ramadan and the ways we prove our piety.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
The head of the Catholic Church and the head of Al-Azhar gave the world yet another powerful witness of their friendship and commitment to work together for peace among the nations.