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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
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Cardinal Pedro Barreto Jimeno, S.J., explained that the now officially recognized body “involves bishops, priests, women and men religious and the lay faithful from the nine countries of the Amazon region.”
Politics & SocietyVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Reflecting his profound concern at the danger of an escalation of the war in Ukraine and the potential use of nuclear arms, Pope Francis called today for “an immediate ceasefire” to that war.
FaithVatican Dispatch
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The cardinal who, until now, served as the Vatican’s chief archivist and librarian, had long been rumored to be named prefect of this newly created Vatican office.
Brothers of Italy’s Giorgia Meloni attends the center-right coalition closing rally in Rome on Sept. 22. Italian voters cast ballots on Sunday, Sept. 25 in an election that has been billed as crucial as Europe reels from the repercussions of war in Ukraine. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, file)
Politics & SocietyVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
For the first time in the nation’s history, a woman, Giorgia Meloni, 45, could become prime minister. She would lead Italy’s 70th government since 1946.
FaithInterviews
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In the second part of this exclusive interview, Cardinal Grech reveals in new depth the plans for the continental and Roman phases of the global synodal process.
FaithInterviews
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Starting Sept. 21, a team of 35 people "summoned from all continents" went to Frascati, outside Rome, to synthesize the reports from phase one of the synod.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Unknown gunmen fired upon the papal almoner, Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, as he and others attempted to deliver humanitarian aid in Ukraine on Saturday. No injuries were reported in the attack.
FaithInterviews
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The new rector, Mark Lewis, S.J., also opened up about the Gregorian's upcoming merger with the Pontifical Biblical and Oriental Institutes.
FaithInterviews
Gerard O’Connell
An exclusive interview with Mark Lewis, S.J., 62, a historian and only the second Jesuit from the United States to be rector of the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome
Politics & SocietyVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
“When we think of Syria, there comes to mind the verse of the Book of Lamentations: ‘Vast as the sea is your ruin; who can heal you?’” Pope Francis said.