Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellDecember 06, 2018
Francis is the first pope to visit the oil-rich United Arab Emirates, a majority-Muslim country of 10 million people.
Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellDecember 03, 2018
Although he was addressing some 60 staff and students from the Gesu in Rome, Francis’ message seemed to be addressed to the worldwide Jesuit community.
Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellNovember 30, 2018
The Vatican today announced the approval of its application to a payment-integration initiative of the European Union for simplification of bank transfers in the euro currency.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Exclusive: Archbishop Scicluna says February meeting start of ‘global approach’ to fighting sex abuseGerard O’ConnellNovember 23, 2018
The Vatican announced today the archbishop will serve on a committee overseeing the bishops’ meeting along with Cardinals Blase Cupich and Oswald Gracias and Jesuit Father Hans Zollner.
Politics & Society DispatchesGerard O’ConnellNovember 16, 2018
"So many ordinary people are suffering,” said Father Cedric Prakash, S.J. He has spent the last three years working with the Jesuit Refugee Service in the Middle East and North Africa Region.
Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellNovember 15, 2018
An Italian court has ordered Archbishop Viganò to pay back to his brother more than $2 million, which he had, according to the Italian press, “illegally and illegitimately” taken from him over many years.
Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellNovember 13, 2018
The pope’s decision gives the Maltese archbishop the lead role in the fight against abuse in the church and in the protection of minors.
Faith Vatican DispatchGerard 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 DispatchGerard 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.
Faith Vatican DispatchGerard O’ConnellOctober 31, 2018
The issues that concern young Asians are different from those of their counterparts in the West, the Indian cardinal said.