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Gerard O’Connell is America’s Vatican correspondent.
Politics & Society News
Gerard O’ConnellMarch 23, 2019
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati, the archbishop of Santiago, Chile, the Vatican announced on March 23.
Faith Features
Gerard O’ConnellMarch 22, 2019
For the first time, the inside story of the election of Pope Francis, excerpted from a new book by America's Vatican correspondent.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellMarch 16, 2019
The meeting between Pope Francis and South Sudan's President Salva Kiir Mayardit "aimed at deepening relations between South Sudan and the Vatican."
Faith News
Gerard O’ConnellMarch 12, 2019
An Australian judge has sentenced Cardinal to 6 years in prison for molesting two choirboys.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellMarch 07, 2019
The court imposed a six-month suspended prison sentence on him, meaning he will not have to spend time in prison.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellMarch 04, 2019
Pius, who was pope from 1939 to 1958, has been strongly attacked for not speaking out publicly against the Holocaust but defended by some for the vast hidden work he did to help many victims of the Nazis, fascists and communists.
Politics & Society Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellMarch 01, 2019
The recent Vatican summit on the protection of minors ended on Feb. 24. Since then many have asked, “What’s next?”
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellFebruary 27, 2019
If tried and found guilty, the penalties can vary depending on the seriousness of the crime and, often, the age of the accused; possible penalties include removal from office, restricted ministry, “a life of prayer and penance” without any public ministry and dismissal from the clerical state.
Faith Dispatches
Gerard O’ConnellFebruary 26, 2019
After the Vatican’s historic summit on the sexual abuse of children, Archbishop Mark Coleridge says “the mission of the church” is at stake.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellFebruary 26, 2019
The Vatican said the conviction is “a painful news that, we are well aware, has shocked very many persons, not only in Australia.” At the same time, “it reaffirmed maximum respect for the Australian judicial authorities.”