Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellSeptember 17, 2020
Mara Grassi told Pope Francis, “We wish to create a bridge to the church so that the church too can change its way of looking at our children, no longer excluding them but fully welcoming them.”
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Responding to critics, Vatican clarifies Pope Francis’ new encyclical is addressed to both men and womenGerard O’ConnellSeptember 16, 2020
“Fratelli tutti,” the title of Pope Francis’s new encyclical is to be understood as including both men and women, the Vatican stated today in a front-page editorial in L’Osservatore Romano, its daily newspaper, headlined “an encyclical for all brothers and sisters.”
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The Vatican is ready to renew its deal with China. Privately, officials admit they’re walking a tightrope.Gerard O’ConnellSeptember 15, 2020
Vatican officials have publicly defended the agreement with enthusiasm. Privately, they are more sober in their analysis.
Politics & Society Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellSeptember 13, 2020
Pope Francis called on protestors to express their demands “peacefully” and appealed to government leaders to meet their "just aspirations."
Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellSeptember 11, 2020
Cardinal Tagle tested positive for Covid-19 on his arrival at Manila airport Sept. 10. He showed no symptoms, but is now in isolation.
Politics & Society Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellSeptember 09, 2020
Pope Francis: “A virus that does not recognize barriers, borders or cultural or political distinctions must be faced with a love without barriers, borders or distinctions.”
Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellSeptember 07, 2020
Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Michel Mulloy, the bishop elect of Duluth following an investigation.
Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellSeptember 05, 2020
The new encyclical will bear the title “Fratelli tutti” and it will be released on the feast of St. Francis on Oct. 3.
Politics & Society Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellSeptember 03, 2020
Between 2007 and the publication of “Laudato Si’” in 2015, Pope Francis “underwent a journey of conversion, of conversion of the ecological problem. Before that I didn’t understand anything.”
Politics & Society Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellSeptember 02, 2020
Pope Francis concluded: “We do not come out from a crisis the same as before. We either come out better or worse. We must choose. Solidarity is the way to come out better.”