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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

Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O'Connell July 18, 2017
In less than three weeks, Pope Francis has reshuffled the top leadership of the C.D.F.
Faith Dispatches
Gerard O'Connell July 14, 2017
The editor of the Jesuit review La Civiltà Cattolica speaks on the alliance between “fringe” Catholics and evangelical fundamentalists.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O'Connell July 13, 2017
Money destined for “Pope's hospital” allegedly went toward renovating the former secretary of state’s apartment.
Faith Dispatches
Gerard O'Connell July 11, 2017
The pope is opening the way to recognize as saints those who act in ways they know will lead to their certain death.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O'Connell July 07, 2017
As head of a new Vatican department, Cardinal Farrell is in a position to bring lay people into positions of leadership in the church.
Politics & Society
Gerard O'Connell July 07, 2017
Pope Francis offered words of hope and encouragement, telling the G20 leaders that, while there are no immediate adequate solutions, “it is possible, though, to set in motion processes that can offer solutions."
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O'Connell July 07, 2017
Those who know Bishop Delpini well describe him as “a very spiritual man, humble but not submissive, a great worker, far from the profile of a manager-bishop, very attentive to the personal relationship with priests.”
Faith News
Gerard O'Connell July 01, 2017
This appointment ensures that the C.D.F. is rowing with and not against the pope on key issues, including the interpretation of “Amoris Laetitia,” synodality and cooperation with the commission for the protection of minors.
Faith News
Gerard O'Connell June 30, 2017
After initial silence from the Vatican in response to news that Müller would not be reconfirmed, an official statement is expected at noon in Rome on July 1.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O'Connell June 29, 2017
Cardinal Pell will return to Australia to appear in court at a hearing scheduled for July 6.