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Gerard O’Connell is America’s Vatican correspondent and author of The Election of Pope Francis: An Inside Story of the Conclave That Changed History. He has been covering the Vatican since 1985.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
In an exclusive interview with Gerard O’Connell, Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, one of the synod’s most influential figures, discusses the role of women, bishops and all the baptized in a synodal church.
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Gerard O’Connell
A 30-page "working tool” for the Synod on Synodality’s second session in October was presented at a Vatican press conference on July 9. The document focuses on one specific question: “How to be a synodal church in mission?”
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Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, who has publicly stated that he does not recognize the legitimacy of Pope Francis, has been declared excommunicated for schism by the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith.
Politics & SocietyVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
The Vatican’s first auditor general, Libero Milone, who was forced to resign in June 2017, claims he was framed and says Pope Francis was deceived by Cardinal Angelo Becciu.
Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, apostolic nuncio to the United States, talks with a U.S. bishop during the bishops' meeting in Baltimore in this Nov. 13, 2012, file photo (CNS photo/Nancy Phelan Wiechec).
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Gerard O’Connell
Archbishop Viganò said he “does not recognize” the authority of the Dicastery of the Doctrine for the Faith or of Pope Francis.
Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, then-apostolic nuncio to the United States, greets children during Pope Francis' visit to Our Lady Queen of Angels School in East Harlem, New York, in this Sept. 25, 2015, file photo (CNS photo/Eric Thayer/The New York Times, pool).
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Gerard O’Connell
If convicted, Archbishop Viganó would be excommunicated and could also be removed from the clerical state.
Politics & SocietyVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Pope Francis’ participation at the G7 summit was not only historic but revealed the high moral standing that the first Latin American pope has on the global stage.
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Gerard O’Connell
The Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity released a study document on the role of the bishop of Rome and how that role is viewed by other Christian churches.
Politics & SocietyVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
In an exclusive interview with Gerard O’Connell, Cardinal Robert McElroy speaks the role of the United States in the Israel-Hamas war and says the U.S. church should vigorously advocate for an immediate cease-fire.
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Gerard O’Connell
“The pope is not homophobic and never was,” the vice president of the Italian bishops’ conference said.