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Rome-based associate editor Gerard O’Connell is responsible for planning and producing America’s coverage of the papacy, Vatican affairs and Rome events. He writes a weekly column in the print edition of America called “Vatican Dispatch” and files reports

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Gerard O'Connell September 24, 2017

The Vatican has accused its first-ever auditor general of “going beyond his powers in hiring an external firm to carry out investigations on the private lives of exponents of the Holy See.” The announcement comes after the auditor-general, Libero Milone, who resigned last June, broke his silence

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Gerard O'Connell September 23, 2017
Cardinal Patrick D’Rozario, the archbishop of Dhaka, has described the recent attack on the Rohingya community in Myanmar, as “a crime against humanity.”
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Gerard O'Connell September 21, 2017
Pope Francis promised "zero tolerance" in his remarks to the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O'Connell September 19, 2017
The mandate for the new institute has “Amoris Laetitia” as its lodestar.
Politics & Society Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O'Connell September 15, 2017
A Vatican priest working in the Holy See's embassy in Washington has been recalled after U.S. officials flagged possible violations of child pornography laws.
Politics & Society Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O'Connell September 14, 2017
“I believe that we who want peace are in the majority, even if it is imperfect.”
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O'Connell September 12, 2017
The government of Oman assisted in finding and rescuing Salesian Father Tom Uzhunnalil.
Politics & Society
Gerard O'Connell September 11, 2017
Pope Francis said that being pro-life included being pro-family in the case of Dreamers, and strongly argued for listening to scientists on climate change.
Faith Dispatches
Gerard O'Connell September 10, 2017
The motto for Francis’ visit was, “Let us take the first step.”
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O'Connell September 09, 2017
“The church in Colombia is called to commit itself, with greater boldness, to forming missionary disciples.”