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Gerard O’Connell is America’s Vatican correspondent.
Politics & Society News
Gerard O’Connell February 25, 2018
February has been one of the most violent months in the seven years of conflict.
Politics & Society News
Gerard O’Connell February 24, 2018
The pope said Rebecca Bitrus and Asia Bibi are models for a society that today has ever more fear of suffering.
Faith
Gerard O’Connell February 17, 2018
Pope Francis has appointed 16 members (eight men and eight women) to the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell February 15, 2018
Pope Francis “normally” meets with victims of abuse on Fridays, and “sometimes this is known and sometimes it is not known.”
Politics & Society Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell February 15, 2018
“With God’s help, we can remain strong and resolute to resist evil in all its manifestations.”
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell February 07, 2018
This makes one hope for a world in which conflicts are resolved peacefully through dialogue and mutual respect, as sport also teaches.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell February 05, 2018
In the period in between their two meetings, the Turkish leader squashed a weak attempt at a coup and has imprisoned thousands of opponents.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell February 04, 2018

Pope Francis has called for a "special day of prayer and fasting for peace in the world" on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, particularly for peace in the conflict-stricken nations of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Sudan.

Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell February 02, 2018
Seven illicit bishops have asked Pope Francis for pardon and requested reconciliation with him and the universal church.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell January 30, 2018
Until now Pope Francis has stood firmly by Bishop Barros.