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Gerard O’Connell is America’s Vatican correspondent.
Chilean clerical sex abuse survivors Juan Carlos Cruz, James Hamilton and Jose Andres Murillo in Rome, May 2. The three met Pope Francis individually at the Vatican April 27-29. The Vatican announced on May 22 that a second group of abuse victims will visit the pope in June (CNS photo/Paul Haring).
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellMay 22, 2018
The encounters will take place from June 1-3 at Santa Marta, the Vatican guesthouse where Francis lives.
In this image made from video, Archbishop Philip Wilson, center, heads to Newcastle Local Court, north of Sydney, Australia Tuesday, May 22, 2018. (Australian Broadcasting Corporation via AP)
Politics & Society Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellMay 22, 2018
Philip Wilson was found guilty of failing to inform police about allegations of the sexual abuse of minors by a priest in the 1970s.
Pope Francis walks past cardinals as he leaves a consistory in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican June 28, 2017. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellMay 21, 2018
Pope Francis is trying to ensure that those who elect his successor are humble men committed to “a church of the poor and for the poor.”
 Pope Francis arrives in procession to celebrate Mass marking the feast of Pentecost in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican May 20. The pope at his "Regina Coeli" announced that he will create 14 new cardinals June 29. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellMay 20, 2018
Eleven of the new cardinals are under the age of 80 and so have the right to vote in the next conclave.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellMay 19, 2018
Both men were close to each other in life, and both are much revered by Pope Francis.
Pope Francis arrives in procession with other bishops during Mass at the Maquehue Airport near Temuco, Chile, Jan. 17. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellMay 18, 2018
In the 10-page text, Francis presented a searing diagnosis of what had transformed this once prophetic and esteemed church in Latin America to one of the least respected.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellMay 18, 2018
The unprecedented decision was made on the final day of their meeting May 15-17 with Pope Francis.
 Pope Francis poses for a photo with Chilean bishops at the Vatican May 17. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellMay 17, 2018
“History is being made. We are at a particular moment for the universal church, not only for Chile,” one monsignor said.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellMay 16, 2018
Francis spoke after one of the worst days of violence in the Holy Land since 2014.
 Auxiliary Bishop Fernando Ramos Perez of Santiago, Chile, and Bishop Juan Ignacio Gonzalez Errazuriz of San Bernardo, Chile, lead a press conference at the Vatican May 14. Pope Francis is meeting this week with Chile's bishops in the wake of a clerical sex abuse crisis. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellMay 14, 2018
In their first meeting, Pope Francis provided the bishops with texts to pray and meditate on.