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Gerard O’Connell is America’s Vatican correspondent.
“The reappearance of some populist and nationalist impulses today is progressively weakening the multilateral system,” Pope Francis said, “resulting in a general lack of trust, a crisis of credibility in international political life and a gradual marginalization of the most vulnerable members of the family of nations.” In December thousands marched in an outpouring of discontent with the autocratic rule of nationalist president Aleksandar Vucic. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)
Politics & Society Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellJanuary 07, 2019
“The reappearance of some populist and nationalist impulses today is progressively weakening the multilateral system,” Pope Francis said, “resulting in a general lack of trust, a crisis of credibility in international political life and a gradual marginalization of the most vulnerable members of
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellJanuary 06, 2019
It is not enough to know that Jesus was born, like Herod, if we do not encounter him.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellDecember 31, 2018
Alessandro Gisotti, an Italian journalist who is the social media coordinator for the Dicastery for Communications, has been appointed by the pope as interim director.
Pope Francis delivers his Christmas blessing "urbi et orbi" (to the city and the world) from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Dec. 25. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellDecember 25, 2018
Francis prayed for peace, and said that "without the fraternity that Jesus Christ has bestowed on us, our efforts for a more just world fall short."
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellDecember 21, 2018
“Be converted and hand yourselves over to human justice, and prepare yourselves for the divine justice.”
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellDecember 19, 2018
After an allegation of his misconduct with a minor in the 1990s was deemed credible, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of the Auxiliary Bishop Alexander Salazar.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellDecember 18, 2018
In his World Day of Peace message, Pope Francis warned against the vices that are too often linked to politics today and do not build peace in society.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellDecember 18, 2018
The request is a clear indication that children, not the reputation of the church, will be the paramount concern at this meeting.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellDecember 18, 2018
These appointments are two important steps in the process of reform of the Vatican media.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellDecember 12, 2018
The cardinal is the most senior churchman yet to be convicted of historical sexual offenses. His conviction is a grave blow not only to the church in Australia but also to Pope Francis.