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Gerard O’Connell is America’s Vatican correspondent.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellOctober 25, 2020
The new cardinals will bring the total number of cardinal electors to 128, of whom 73 will have been appointed by Pope Francis.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellOctober 24, 2020
Many are wondering after the lack of response by the Vatican to questions raised about what Pope Francis actually said about civil unions.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellOctober 17, 2020
After being received in private audience by Pope Francis last Monday, Cardinal George Pell concluded an unforgettable week by celebrating his first public Mass in Rome since his return to the Vatican on Sept. 30.
A worker for the humanitarian group Consornoc registers Venezuelan migrants arriving in late September in Pamplona, Colombia. Consornoc hands out backpacks with food that are supplied by Caritas France. (CNS photo/Manuel Rueda)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellOctober 13, 2020
“We’re on the brink,” Cardinal Czerny said, because people are suffering from “a health collapse and an economic collapse, at the same moment as the Paris Climate Agreement I.O.U.s are coming in and there is a migrant situation that is dire.”
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellOctober 08, 2020
Dr. Anna Rowlands told America that Pope Francis "“gets populism. He gets what is the drive toward it and he rescues the notion of what it means to be ‘a people’ from the hands of the populists."
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellOctober 05, 2020
Jude Mohamed Mahmoud Abdel Salem, an advisor to the Grand Imam of Al Azhar, praised Pope Francis as being dedicated to achieving "human fraternity."
Pope Francis signs his new encyclical, "Fratelli Tutti, on Fraternity and Social Friendship" after celebrating Mass at the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi, Italy, Oct. 3, 2020. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellOctober 04, 2020
The encyclical letter “Fratelli Tutti” returns to many major themes of Francis’ papacy, reports America’s Gerard O’Connell, but incorporated into a grand vision of social friendship and international cooperation.
The dome of St. Peter's Basilica is pictured at the Vatican. Church officials released the 2019 budget report Oct. 1, 2020. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellOctober 01, 2020
Father Guerrero emphasized that the Roman Curia is not like a corporation or company seeking to make profit: “Our mission will always tend to produce deficits, it will never generate enough funds [for our needs].”
Pope Francis greets religious as he leaves the hermitage and cell of St. Francis in Assisi, Italy, in this Oct. 4, 2013, file photo. The pope plans to visit Assisi on Oct. 3 to celebrate a private Mass and sign his new encyclical on human fraternity. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellOctober 01, 2020
Domenico Sorrentino speaks to America about Pope Francis' deep devotion to St. Francis of Assisi. The pope will sign his new encyclical, "Fratelli Tutti," in Assisi on Saturday, Oct. 3.
Cardinal George Pell is pictured in a screen grab during an interview that aired April 14 on Sky News Australia. (CNS screen grab)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellSeptember 29, 2020
Some media have suggested that Francis had asked Cardinal Pell to return to Rome, but there is no evidence for this assertion.