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Gerard O’Connell is America’s Vatican correspondent.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellJanuary 24, 2020
Mr. Pence told Francis “you made me a hero” back home by granting him the private audience.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellJanuary 23, 2020
Bishop Nelson J. Perez becomes the third Hispanic archbishop in the United States and the first to serve in this archdiocese.
Pope Francis arrives for his general audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican Jan. 22, 2020.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellJanuary 22, 2020
Francis called on all Christians “to work together to show to the migrants the love of God revealed in Jesus Christ.”
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellJanuary 20, 2020
Pope Francis firmly condemned “every form of anti-Semitism” on the eve of the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.
Pope Francis welcomes Congolese President Félix Tshisekedi to the Vatican Jan. 17, 2020. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
Politics & Society Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellJanuary 17, 2020
The Vatican revealed that the pope and president discussed “the good existing bilateral relations” between the Holy See and the Democratic Republic of the Congo and expressed “satisfaction” at the ratification of the framework agreement between the two countries on matters of mutual interest.
Faith GoodNews
Gerard O’ConnellJanuary 15, 2020
The pope has named Francesca Di Giovanni, an Italian lay woman, to be the second undersecretary of the secretariat’s Section for the Relations with States.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellJanuary 14, 2020
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI did not co-author the book ‘From the Depths of Our Hearts’ with Cardinal Robert Sarah and asked to have his name removed as co-author, according to Archbishop Georg Gänswein.
Pope Francis pays a pre-Christmas visit to Pope Benedict XVI on Dec. 21, 2018, in the Mater Ecclesiae monastery, where the retired pope lives. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellJanuary 12, 2020
They call on the church “not to be impressed” by “the bad advocacies, the diabolical lies, the erroneous ways by which they wished to devalue priestly celibacy” in the media reporting of that synod.
Pope Francis delivers his blessing during his annual audience to give Christmas greetings to members of the Roman Curia at the Vatican on Dec. 21. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) 
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellDecember 21, 2019
Pope Francis stressed the need for reform and a new approach to evangelization in his annual Christmas address to the Roman Curia. America‘s Vatican correspondent, Gerard O'Connell, reports.
Pope Francis gives the homily marking the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican on Dec. 12. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellDecember 17, 2019
Pope Francis has abolished the pontifical secret for sexual misconduct cases concerning clerics, reports America’s Vatican correspondent Gerard O'Connell, a decision long called for by survivors of abuse.