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Gerard O’Connell is America’s Vatican correspondent.
Politics & Society Faith
Gerard O’ConnellSeptember 18, 2018
A Vatican source confirmed that a high-level Holy See delegation will travel to the Chinese capital for the signing and that a date has already been fixed for this ground-breaking event.
In this Nov. 16, 2015 file photo, Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, Apostolic Nuncio to the U.S., listens to remarks at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' annual fall meeting in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
Faith News Analysis
Gerard O’ConnellSeptember 13, 2018
Since dropping his bombshell letter, the archbishop has gone into hiding, making intermittent statements to those news outlets who share his opposition to Francis.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gestures next to Pope Francis during a 2014 private audience at the Vatican. (CNS photo/Alberto Pizzoli, Pool via Reuters)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellSeptember 12, 2018
It will be the pope’s fourth visit to Asia, the continent where he foresees growth for the Catholic Church in the 21st century.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellSeptember 12, 2018
The Feb. 21-24, 2019 meeting is believed to be the first of its kind.
Pope Francis attends a meeting with new bishops from mission territories at the Vatican Sept. 8. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellSeptember 10, 2018
The cardinal council members said that they were aware the Holy See “is formulating the eventual and necessary clarifications” to the Viganò documents among other recent events.
Pope Francis poses for a photo with Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley of Boston, president of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, during a private audience at the Vatican April 19. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellSeptember 09, 2018
“If the church shows itself to be incapable of responding with all its heart...all our other activities of evangelization will feel it.”
Pope Francis arrives to lead his general audience in St. Peter's Square on Aug. 29 at the Vatican. (CNS photo/Alessandro Bianchi, Reuters) 
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellSeptember 03, 2018
He said the Gospel story helps us “to reflect how to act in daily life, when there are misunderstandings” and “to understand how the father of lies, the accuser, the devil, acts to destroy the unity of a family, of a people.”
Father Thomas Rosica with Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi during the Synod of Bishops in Rome, October 2015. (CNS/Paul Haring)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellSeptember 02, 2018
The statement contradicts Archbishop Viganò’s account of his meeting with the pope, in which he said Francis had never reproached him for organizing the meeting with Ms. Davis.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellSeptember 01, 2018
A Vatican source said: “The archbishop seems to have declared open war on Pope Francis and the Vatican.”
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellAugust 30, 2018
In the Vatican there are feelings of “bitter disappointment” and “restlessness.”