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Gerard O’Connell is America’s Vatican correspondent.
 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.
Police officers stand guard near the site where an explosion went off at Santa Maria church in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, Sunday, May 13, 2018. Media reports say simultaneous attacks on churches in Indonesia's second largest city of Surabaya have killed a number of people. (AP Photo/Trisnadi)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellMay 13, 2018
A family of six that included two young children carried out deadly attacks on three churches in Indonesia on Sunday.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellMay 11, 2018
In an extraordinary response to a widening sexual abuse crisis, Chilean bishops will arrive in Rome this weekend to participate in a summit called by Pope Francis, May 14 through 17.
Pope Francis greets a woman in Loppiano, Italy, May 10. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellMay 10, 2018
“Never forget that Mary, the mother of Jesus, was a lay person and his first disciple.”