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Gerard O’Connell is America’s Vatican correspondent.
A military officer plays the original Armistice bugle from 1918 under the Arc de Triomphe on Nov. 11, 2018, in Paris. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, Pool)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellNovember 11, 2018
From Rome, Pope Francis had a pointed message for world leaders gathered to mark the armistice ending World War I: “It seems that we do not learn!”
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellNovember 02, 2018
Cardinal Blase Cupich spoke about the synod’s method of “synodality,” the sexual and other forms of abuse of minors, the role of women in the church and migration.
 Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Mumbai, president of the India bishops' conference, attends a news conference to discuss the Synod of Bishops on young people, the faith and vocational discernment at the Vatican Oct. 9. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellOctober 31, 2018
The issues that concern young Asians are different from those of their counterparts in the West, the Indian cardinal said.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellOctober 31, 2018
Pakistan’s Supreme Court has overturned the death sentence of Asia Bibi, a Catholic mother of five.
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Faith News
Gerard O’ConnellOctober 28, 2018
The pope urged people "to listen, to be a neighbor, to bear witness.”
Pittsburgh
Politics & Society News
Gerard O’ConnellOctober 28, 2018
“May the Most High receive the dead in his peace, comfort their families and sustain the wounded,” he prayed as he addressed thousands of pilgrims from many countries gathered in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday, Oct. 28.
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Faith News Analysis
Gerard O’ConnellOctober 27, 2018
The text is intended as a guideline to be adapted at the national and local level in different countries.
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Faith News
Gerard O’ConnellOctober 27, 2018
His statement appeared to be a reference to those seeking to divide the church today and those using the abuse scandals to further other agendas.
Cardinal Gerald C. Lacroix of Quebec, center, participate in a pilgrimage hike from the Monte Mario nature reserve in Rome to St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Oct. 25. Participants in the Synod of Bishops on young people, the faith and vocational discernment, and young people from Rome parishes took part in the hike. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellOctober 27, 2018
The cardinals and bishops who participated in the synod may have “a little more wisdom,” but the young people “have the enthusiasm and the creativity to help us bring Jesus Christ to the world.”
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellOctober 26, 2018
There is “a wonderful spirit” at the synod and Cardinal Nichols thinks this is due to the fact that “we’ve gone from talking about young people and from talking to young people, to talking with them. In a strange sort of way it’s become what Pope Francis means by synodality.”